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  • Data Visualisation

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    Data Visualisation https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/data-visualisation-43000cba-f59f-420a-a69c-131484900d1f Presented by Alan Smith Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This introductory course provides the background context, essential theory and practical guidance needed to develop confidence in using data visualisation effectively.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Intro to R

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    Intro to R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/intro-to-r-39dbef2e-6882-4975-a541-9fef905d185a Intro to R 26 April 2019 - Glasgow This is a one-day intensive course on R and assumes no prior knowledge. By the end of the course, participants will be able to import, summarise and plot their data.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Survival Analysis

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    Survival Analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/survival-analysis-53885de6-8237-43df-8aed-cb28c89e655d Presented by D Collett Level - Professional CPD 12 hours This two day course describes some of the more advanced methods of survival analysis and illustrates their practical application using SAS and R.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Basic Statistics (Understanding and Analysing Data)

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    Basic Statistics (Understanding and Analysing Data) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-understanding-and-analysing-data-657104b1-b0bf-4f5e-b78b-6b6b328b59bf Presenter: Jenny Freeman CPD: 12 hours Level: Foundation   The purpose of the course is to help delegates understand some basic statistical concepts and develop a strategy for approaching a simple data analysis. The course will introduce basic concepts such as hypothesis testing and confidence interval estimation. It will provide the tools to undertake a simple analysis of a dataset and include some helpful hints and tips for reading and understanding reported statistics. For more information and to register, please click on the link below:     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • The Essentials of Survey Research Design

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    The Essentials of Survey Research Design https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/the-essentials-of-survey-research-design-b6b86933-b413-4e2f-87de-a3e19eabb789 Dr Pamella Campanelli Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This course looks at each of the quality areas for producing a successful and efficient quantitative survey. It covers all the major methods of data collection (quantitative interviewing, web and paper self-completion) as well as all the key aspects of the survey process from initial design through implementation through post-field processing.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • RSS West Midlands: Judging a book by its cover: How much of REF 'research quality' is really 'journal reputation'?

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    RSS West Midlands: Judging a book by its cover: How much of REF 'research quality' is really 'journal reputation'? https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-west-midlands-judging-a-book-by-its-cover-how-much-of-ref-research-quality-is-really-journal-reputation Speakers: David Selby and Professor David Firth, University of Warwick The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is a periodic UK-wide assessment of the quality of published research in universities. The most recent REF was in 2014, and the next will be in 2021. The published results of REF2014 include a categorical 'quality profile' for each unit of assessment (typically a university department), reporting what percentage of the unit's REF-submitted research outputs were assessed as being at each of four quality levels (labelled 4*, 3*, 2* and 1*). Also in the public domain are the original submissions made to REF2014, which include — for each unit of assessment — publication details of the REF-submitted research outputs. In this study we address the question: to what extent can a REF quality profile for research outputs be attributed to the journals in which (most of) those outputs were published? The data are the published submissions and results from REF2014. The main statistical challenge comes from the fact that REF quality profiles are available only at the aggregated level of whole units of assessment: the REF panel's assessment of each individual research output is not made public. Our research question is thus an 'ecological inference' problem, which demands special care in model formulation and methodology. The analysis is based on logit models in which journal-specific parameters are regularized via prior 'pseudo-data'. We develop a lack-of-fit measure for the extent to which REF scores appear to depend on publication venues rather than research quality or institution-level differences. Results are presented for several research fields. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Identifying Trends and making Forecasts

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    Identifying Trends and making Forecasts https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/identifying-trends-and-making-forecasts-01e7d5e7-2aeb-4632-8228-b0678ad8b86b Presented by Nigel Marriott Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This two day course illustrates the basic practice for summarising and measuring trends as well as the best methods to extrapolate trends into a forecast.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Validate AI: A conference addressing the need to ensure proper validation and maintenance of AI

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    Validate AI: A conference addressing the need to ensure proper validation and maintenance of AI https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/validate-ai-a-conference-addressing-the-need-to-ensure-proper-validation-and-maintenance-of-ai We live at a time of exciting growth in development and deployment of AI in many sectors including manufacturing, financial services, policing, health and government. AI systems are increasingly easy to develop through the use of machine learning, and have the potential to provide remarkable economic and social benefits. However, increased use of AI is accompanied by new risks that we may not be ready to deal with. These include:- • How to validate AI systems to ensure that they are safe, reliable and trustworthy and that they remain so over time. • How to ensure that AI decision making and decision support will reflect the ethical and legal framework of our society.  • How to ensure that AI systems are able to produce unbiased decisions that do not lead to discrimination.  • Given the complexity of AI systems, how to test and verify them to check that they are functioning properly according to our expectations. • How to ensure that AI decision making does not have detrimental side effects on the systems they are working in, or more generally in society.  • How to explain how complex AI systems are behaving and making their decisions.  • How to have confidence that AI systems will behave appropriately in unusual circumstances that they may not be familiar with.  The Validate AI conference has been organized to address these emerging problems. The emphasis of the conference is on technical approaches to dealing with issues around AI validation and on how such developments may impact ethical concerns and society. Prominent speakers with practical experience of deploying AI in multiple sectors, including from the Alan Turing Institute, University of Oxford, Imperial College London, Google DeepMind, Capital One, FiveAI, and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, will discuss relevant issues around validation and maintenance of AI. It will be an excellent opportunity for practitioners from all sectors to share ideas and concerns, coming together with the AI research community to promote collaboration. The conference will also act as a catalyst for decision makers to adopt more rigorous validation methods, as well as generate new areas of academic research in AI validation. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Handling Data with Python

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    Handling Data with Python https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/handling-data-with-python-7daa732d-d5be-4d17-b5e7-678fa3d7fdc0   Presented by Rob Mastrodomenico Level - Intermediate CPD 12 hours Python is a great all round language for many things and with one of it's strengths being that it is able to deal with many types of data. This course intends to introduce the participant to these areas and show them how to deal with data in a variety of different forms. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Introduction to Python

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    Introduction to Python https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-python-9224684d-5cc9-44ce-adff-de77d8dcb533 Introduction to Python Level - Foundation CPD 12 Hours 18 & 19 September This course is intended to be an introduction to the Python programming language. Through the use of taught material and practical examples, participants will build up the skills needed to perform data analysis using Python.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to R & Regression Modelling in R

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    Introduction to R & Regression Modelling in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-r-regression-modelling-in-r Introduction to R & Regression Modelling in R Level - Foundation CPD 12 Hours This two day course focuses on entering, working with and visualising data (Day 1), as well as regression modelling in R, including linear, general logistic and survival models (Day 2).   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Florence Nightingale and her team: Getting the statistics right, getting them to work for good

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    Florence Nightingale and her team: Getting the statistics right, getting them to work for good https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/florence-nightingale-and-her-team-getting-the-statistics-right-getting-them-to-work-for-good About the event: This paper will show how Nightingale and her team (she always worked with experts) did the effective analysis of the high death rates of the Crimean War – compared with that produced by the Army Medical Department of the War Office. It will compare her iconic polar area charts with the charts produced by the Army Medical Department. It will show how the Sanitary Commission (whose leaders became her allies post-Crimea) made the reforms that saved lives, not recognized by the official department. Her team focussed on basic sanitary reform (removing tonnes of “filth,” faeces and dead horses) while the officials published graphs of barometric pressure and temperature. The paper will show, as well, how the British were successful not only in bringing down, dramatically, their death rates, in the second year of the Crimean War, while those for the French Army rose. These differences, indeed, can be seen as the result of a controlled experiment, for the two armies faced the same conditions. The paper will go on to show how Nightingale and her fellow reformers used statistics to improve life in India, noting her very different idea of empire and responsibility.   Speaker: Lynn McDonald is the director of the 16-volume Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, 2001-2012. She did her PhD at the London School of Economics, is a Member of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and is now a professor emerita at the University of Guelph, Ontario. She has also been a successful health care reformer. As an MP she authored Canada’s Non-smokers’ Health Act, 1988, the first legislation in the world to establish smoke-free work and public places. Registration alongside tea and coffee from 4.30 pm. Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • RSS Leeds/Bradford: Clinical Prediction Modelling

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    RSS Leeds/Bradford: Clinical Prediction Modelling https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-leeds-bradford-clinical-prediction-modelling Agenda: 14:45-14:55: LOGIN 14:55-15:00 Chair of the Leeds/Bradford Group Introductions 15:00-15:40 Dr Glenn Martin, Division of Informatics, Imaging and Data Science, University of Manchester Opportunities and challenges in developing prediction models: time for a multivariate approach? Abstract coming soon. 15:40-16:20 Dr David Jenkins, Division of Informatics, Imaging and Data Science, University of Manchester Dynamic clinical prediction models: a simulation study comparing static and dynamic clinical prediction models Abstract coming soon. 16:20-17:00 John Mbotwa,  Malawi University of Science and Technology & University of Leeds Title TBA Abstract coming soon. ...: Wrap-up Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Introduction to Python

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    London, United Kingdom

    Introduction to Python https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-python-e687d97f-433a-4212-bb2e-d8f728b89027 Presented by Rob Mastrodomenico Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This course is intended to be an Introduction to the Python programming language. Through the use of taught material and practical examples, participants will build up the skills needed to perform data analysis using Python.       Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to Cluster Analysis

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    London, United Kingdom

    Introduction to Cluster Analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-cluster-analysis Course presenter(s): Kitty Lymperopoulou Short description: The course covers basic ideas and concepts in cluster analysis including hierarchical and non-hierarchical clustering methods and their application. Throughout the day, participants will have guided practicals in R using ecological data from the UK Census of population on how to choose and transform variables for cluster analysis, how to perform cluster analysis using different clustering techniques, and how to examine cluster results and cluster validity. Weblink: https://www.cmi.manchester.ac.uk/study/short/introductory/cluster-analysis/   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Applied Statistics 2019

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    Applied Statistics 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/applied-statistics-2019 Applied Statistics 2019 will be held in Ribno (Bled), Slovenia, 22-25 September 2019. This year three distinguished speakers will give plenary talks:   Mitchell H. Gail, USA   Ruth Pfeiffer, USA   Christoph Stadtfeld, Switzerland Please visit conferences.nib.si/AS2019/ for further details. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Interactive Visualisation in R

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    London, United Kingdom

    Interactive Visualisation in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/interactive-visualisation-in-r Interactive Visualisation in R Level - Professional CPD 12 Hours This course will introduce two technologies that will fundamentally change your use of R for data presentation on the web: html widgets and Shiny. This course will show you how easy it can be to buil interactive charts, maps, datatables with html widgets and how to quickly and easily build sophisticated interactive applications with Shiny. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • ESWG Seminar on Productivity

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    ESWG Seminar on Productivity https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/eswg-seminar-on-productivity The Economic Statistics Working Group (ESWG) is hosting a seminar focusing on Productivity.  The Economic Statistics Working Group (ESWG) comprises representatives of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), Royal Economic Society (RES), the Society of Professional Economists (SPE), ESCoE and the ONS. This session will be chaired by Richard Heys, ONS Deputy Chief Economist and keynote speakers are Katherine Kent (ONS) and Marc Canal Noguer (McKinsey and Company). The event follows an ONS Economic Forum in the morning. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Full agenda for both sessions to be confirmed. Further information and how to register can be found on the event page. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Standing up for Science workshop

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    Standing up for Science workshop https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/standing-up-for-science-workshop-e89b1e01-c446-46c6-af93-29a6d9e90812 We're delighted to announce our Standing up for Science workshop for early career researchers (ECRs) in Manchester. We have some amazing panellists lined up for this workshop, including policy experts, science journalists and researchers with extensive media experience, so we'd love to have as many researchers as possible make use of the opportunity to learn from them. Applications are now open. This workshop is open to ECRs (PhD students, postdoctoral researchers or equivalents) across all STEM and social science fields and are free to attend. We combine discussion around misrepresentation of science in the media and public and how evidence influences policy with practical tips on how ECRs can start standing up for science. Please see the workshop webpage for more details. ECRs can apply for the workshop by filling in and submitting the application form, and the application deadline is Thursday 20 February.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • RSS South Wales: Setting national milestones for Wales – approaches and methods workshop

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    RSS South Wales: Setting national milestones for Wales – approaches and methods workshop https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-south-wales-setting-national-milestones-for-wales-approaches-and-methods-workshop About the event: The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 sets out 7 well-being goals for Wales. In 2016 Welsh Government set 46 national indicators to track progress in achieving these goals. The Welsh Government are also required to set national milestones against the indicators that will help Ministers understand what progress is being made and whether we, as a nation, are on track. A consultation was launched in January to seek views on the criteria for setting milestones, and against which national indicators we should set milestones.  Once those indicators have been agreed, we will then involve experts, policymakers and stakeholders in setting the milestones.    This workshop session of the RSS South Wales Local Group, led by Welsh Government’s Chief Statistician, is to begin a discussion with statisticians and other experts to consider the possible approaches and the conceptual issues around setting milestones. For example, we may consider: •    What are the potential approaches, e.g absolute or relative measures and how should we decide which are most appropriate? •    How do we set milestones for datasets with a very limited amount of baseline data? •    How should statistical error be considered in setting milestones? •    What other statistical methods can be used to inform the setting of milestones? •    What time horizon would be most appropriate for setting national milestones? Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Basic Statistics: Understanding & Analysing Data

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    Basic Statistics: Understanding & Analysing Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-understanding-analysing-data Presented by Ellen Marshall Level - Foundation CPD 12 Hours This two day course aims to help delegates understand some basic statistical concepts and develop a strategy for approaching a simple data analysis.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS Northern Ireland: When Official Statistics don't cut the mustard..... new approaches to answering new questions

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    RSS Northern Ireland: When Official Statistics don't cut the mustard..... new approaches to answering new questions https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-northern-ireland-when-official-statistics-don-t-cut-the-mustard-new-approaches-to-answering-new-questions Speaker: Dr Alex Noyvirt, ONS, UK This talk will cover ongoing work in the Data Science Campus of ONS in the areas of generating faster economic indicators from ship movements as well as rapid evaluation of the amount of surface water for early warning system using satellite images. Both projects use datasets, i.e. AIS and Earth observations from Sentinel -2, which have substantial volume and velocity and require specialised tools and approaches to enable processing in meaningful time.  Ideas for further work and enhancing the results with data science methods will be discussed for both projects. Practical application aspects of technologies like Apache Spark (Big Data), PyTorch (Deep Learning), Serverless  and Cloud will be covered on high level.   All welcome    Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Will Statistics get caught out by a data backlash?

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    Will Statistics get caught out by a data backlash? https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/will-statistics-get-caught-out-by-a-data-backlash Hetan Shah - RSS executive director Abstract: Data used to be the province of statisticians and researchers. But now it has exploded into public consciousness. Large technology companies make money from data. Scandals such as Cambridge Analytica destroy public trust. Algorithms and artificial intelligence are starting to be deployed in a wide range of ways, leading to public concerns including privacy, bias and accountability.  And there is also a crisis of faith around notions of misinformation, as summed up in terms such as ‘post-truth’ and ‘fake news’. Statisticians can’t quietly carry on without engaging in these issues. There is a risk that we may see a data backlash, affecting the work of many statisticians.  #RSSGlaBacklash   Come and hear from Hetan Shah, executive director of the Royal Statistical Society about the issues in the wider data landscape, and how the RSS is responding.   It will be an informal event, with plenty of time for discussion.  Please register to attend at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/will-statistics-get-caught-out-by-a-data-backlash-tickets-53432236257?ref=ebtnebregn    Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Living Longer: a view from the professions

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    Living Longer: a view from the professions https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/living-longer-a-view-from-the-professions The workshop will consider questions including ‘How does society see getting older?’, ‘How does the economy adapt to an aging population?’ and ‘What does this mean for the professions?’. Speakers will include: Ed Humpherson, Director General for Regulation, UK Statistics Authority David Blackburn, Chief People Officer, Financial Services Compensation Scheme Kath Mackay, Director Innovate UK – Ageing Society Rich Pereira, Deputy Director, Population Statistics, Public Policy Analysis, Office of National Statistics Dr Susanna Di Feliciantonio, Head of European Affairs, ICAEW  Michael Brodie, CFO, Public Health England The Society has a limited number of places available to allocate to Fellows – if you would like to attend please contact Paul Gentry no later than Wednesday 16 January with a short statement of why you would like to take part in the workshop. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • CStat and CSci revalidation – your questions answered

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    CStat and CSci revalidation – your questions answered https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/cstat-and-csci-revalidation-your-questions-answered Speaker: Trevor Lewis This meeting will outline the Chartered Statistician (CStat) revalidation processes being carried out in 2019 for professionally active Chartered Statisticians who have a revalidation date of 1st January 2020. The process for those CStats who do not also hold the Chartered Scientist (CSci) award will be covered, as will the process for those CStats who also hold the CSci award. The presentation will also summarise the outcome of the revalidation process in previous years and will clarify the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirement that underpins revalidation. The meeting should be of interest to all Chartered Statisticians and to all Graduate Statisticians who are on the pathway to CStat status. There will be an opportunity to raise any outstanding questions. Click here for dial-in details Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Career-young statisticians - wine, nibbles and networking

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    Career-young statisticians - wine, nibbles and networking https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/career-young-statisticians-wine-nibbles-and-networking Speakers: 1. Maria Ellen Kaye-Bardgett, National Records of Scotland 2. Gustaf Rydevik, Phd, Senior Statistician at Quantics Consulting Ltd. 3. Conor Nangle, Scottish Government, Scottish Household Survey Team   ABSTRACTS 1. Maria Ellen Kaye-Bardgett Prior to working at NRS I did a PhD in ecology at the University of Aberdeen. I started at NRS as a temporary staff working in the population and migration team. After a few months I sat the full board interview and was promoted to a full time role working on life expectancy in Scotland and areas within Scotland. I am currently part of the vital events team at NRS where I have responsibility for producing life expectancy statistics, writing two full publications a year and contributing to others and for responding to enquiries from government, media and the public. NRS produce national statistics which are used by the Scottish government to better understand the population of Scotland and to guide policy making. Life expectancy is a really useful tool for measuring the health of a population and is particularly important here as Scotland has the lowest life expectancy of all western European countries. I have also been involved in work to improve the way we report life expectancy, and have had the chance to collaborate with the Office for National Statistics on harmonising healthy life expectancy statistics across the UK. Most recently I have been part of a group investigating the recent stalling of life expectancy improvements in Scotland. 2. Gustaf Rydevik I studied Mathematics and Statistics in Sweden, and did a master's thesis on population demography in Uganda. I then worked for the Swedish Center for Disease Control for three years, doing outbreak investigations, supporting research, and conducting disease surveillance analyses. I Moved to Scotland to do a PhD on disease surveillance of animal disease with BioSS/SRUC/University of York, looking at combining results from multiple diagnostic tests. I subsequently did a postdoc for a couple of years for the Scottish Centre of expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks (EPIC), attached to Roslin Institute, before leaving Academia for Quantics, which does Statistics consulting, primarily for the Pharmaceutical industry. I'll be talking about my career, compare and contrast between working for government, academia, and the private sector, and give a couple of examples of statistical analyses I've been involved with. 3. Conor Nangle I graduated from University of Glasgow with a degree in statistics, took 2 years out to travel the world, then started working for Scottish Government in July 2018. My talk will cover a little bit about what the Scottish Household Survey is and what we do, and more personally my role within the team and what I have been working on and achieved in my short time since starting. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Basic Statistics (Understanding and analysing data)

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    Basic Statistics (Understanding and analysing data) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-understanding-and-analysing-data-3068463b-1cab-48ed-b85d-9b210d5b020a Presented by Ellen Marshall Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This two day course aims to help delegates understand some basic statistical concepts and develop a strategy for approaching a simple data analysis. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Big Data: tools and statistical methods

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    Big Data: tools and statistical methods https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/big-data-tools-and-statistical-methods-3d24f5d9-265e-4b70-baaa-3679aa5f9654 Presenter: Mark Briers Level: Intermediate CPD: 12 hours To promote the use of advanced statistical methods within a Big Data environment - an essential requirement if correct conclusions are to be reached - it is necessary for statisticians and data scientists to utilise Big Data tools when supporting or performing data analysis in the modern world. The objective of this one day course is to train statistically minded practitioners in the use of common Big Data tools, with an emphasis on the use of advanced statistical methods for analysis. The course will focus on the application of statistical methods in the processing platforms Hadoop and Spark and will highlight how these platforms can be effectively used to analyse data at scale. For further information and to book your place, click on the button below: Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Women in Statistics: Past, Present, & Future

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    Women in Statistics: Past, Present, & Future https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/women-in-statistics-past-present-future Join us to celebrate Women in Statistics and Data Science on International Women’s Day 2019. An event organised jointly by the Young Statisticians Section & History of Statistics Section of the Royal Statistical Society. Agenda: 16:30 to 17:00: Registration with refreshments 17:00 to 17:30: Women in Statistics: Past 17:30 to 18:00: Women in Statistics: Present 18:00 to 19:00: Women in Statistics: Future This event will be followed by a Drinks Reception sponsored by Phastar   Speakers: Dr Linda Wijlaars (University College London) Professor Deborah Ashby (Imperial College London, RSS President) Dr Susan Lovick (Phastar) Dr Lauren Rodgers (University of Exeter, Women in Mathematics Committee) Fatima Batool (University College London, Women in Data Science) Maria Skoularidou (MRC Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge, RSS Women in Statistics and Data Science Special Interest Group)   Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Data Science and Machine Learning

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    Data Science and Machine Learning https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/data-science-and-machine-learning David Robinson, Senior Manager - Data Science at Capital One, will start his talk with a brief history of Statistics and Data Science at Capital One: how we got here, what's changed, and what the current expectations and challenges are in the era of "Big Data" and "Machine Learning". The main technical focus will then be on the use of "Gradient Boosting Machines", which over the last few years have emerged as the modelling method of choice for most classification problems within Financial Services. David will cover what they are, why they have become popular and how many of the practical considerations and pitfalls of traditional statistical techniques still very much apply. Example uses will focus on credit risk and affordability, looking at how we can ensure we make fair lending decisions when faced with unfair and biased data. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • The Cox proportional hazards model for treatment effects in observational data: possibilities and pitfalls & AGM

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    The Cox proportional hazards model for treatment effects in observational data: possibilities and pitfalls & AGM https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/the-cox-proportional-hazards-model-for-treatment-effects-in-observational-data-possibilities-and-pitfalls-agm PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE FOR THIS MEETING 3.00 pm Guest speaker: Rik van Eekelen, PhD Candidate, Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam The Cox proportional hazards model for treatment effects in observational data: possibilities and pitfalls Couples who are unable to conceive after twelve months of trying, and in whom no barriers to conception can be found, are said to have unexplained subfertility. It remains uncertain if these couples should receive in vitro fertilisation (IVF). We compared one cohort that followed couples from their first IVF cycle to two cohorts that followed couples who continued trying to conceive naturally. Three methodological and statistical issues arose during analysis. First, we may ask ourselves: what is the epidemiological framework of the research we are conducting? Could it be considered prediction of a counterfactual? Second, the treatment effect was non-proportional over time. If the event probabilities for both groups are of primary interest, what are our options? Third, we had concerns that the three cohorts were not comparable due to possible selection bias. We showcase the nature of this issue in data on insemination treatment. Please the agenda for the AGM to follow.: 4.00 pm AGM Apologies Agree ‘minutes’ of previous year Activities of previous year Financial Report Election of committee & office bearers Proposed future meetings Council member nominations for 2020-2023 RSS Conference 2022 AOB Council member nominations for 2020-2023 RSS Conference 2022 AOB     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Intermediate Statistics using Excel

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    Intermediate Statistics using Excel https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/intermediate-statistics-using-excel-b535ca32-234e-4132-bba3-f1df0b129a8b Presenter: Jenny Freeman Level: Intermediate CPD: 6 hours Multiple linear regression is one of the most commonly used techniques for analysing quantitative data and allows for the impact of multiple variables to be assessed simultaneously for continuous outcome data. The analysis of variance (ANOVA) is a related technique which allows the mean values of several groups to be compared. This course will equip participants with the skills necessary to undertake both types of analysis in Excel, understand and interpret the output, check the assumptions that underpin each type of model, assess model fit and present the results coherently. For more information and to book your place, click on the button below:     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Significance Magazine Drinks Reception at JSM 2019

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    Significance Magazine Drinks Reception at JSM 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/significance-magazine-drinks-reception-at-jsm-2019 About the event: Significance editor Brian Tarran will host a reception at the 2019 Joint Statistical Meetings. Magazine readers and contributors, including RSS Fellows, are invited to attend. Spaces are limited, so to reserve a place at this reception please, email significance@rss.org.uk Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Introduction to Python

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    Introduction to Python https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-python-15805e27-fdb7-468e-9320-b6723920b042 Presented by Rob Mastrodomenico Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This course is intended to be an Introduction to the Python programming language. Through the use of taught material and practical examples, participants will build up the skills needed to perform data analysis using Python.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • PSI Webinar: Statistical Engagement with Commercial Activities

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    PSI Webinar: Statistical Engagement with Commercial Activities https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/psi-webinar-statistical-engagement-with-commercial-activities About the Event: An interesting webinar with three speakers looking at how pharmaceutical statisticians can engage with their commercial and other business teams. Camilo Zapata will introduce the field of “business analytics” in the context of pharmaceuticals, Helena Baptista will talk about how we can measure the effectiveness of our communications and Lucy Frith will speak about communicating efficacy data in a manner appropriate for health care professionals. Speakers: Camilo Zapata (Alkermes)  Abstract: Business analytics is the “discipline” in charge of identifying and leveraging meaningful patterns in data to drive or inform business decisions. It is multidisciplinary in nature as it operates at the intersection between mathematics/statistics, computer science and management.  In this talk we will discuss how these three areas converge to deliver impactful results and share some relevant examples. We will also talk about what characteristics an organization requires in order to leverage this discipline as in the business world the ability to impact decisions is not only determined by the quality of the analyses, but also the robustness of the processes, the skills of the decision makers and the approachability of the results.  Helena Baptista (Lilly)   Abstract: We have been measuring the efficacy and safety of our medicines for a long time. What are we doing to measure the efficacy of our promotional strategies? Developing great medicines is key, but if we fail to let the scientific community know when and why they should use our products, patients that would benefit the most will hardly get access to them. We need to provide directions to the marketing teams on how, when and how often to reach the interested health care providers. On top, in Europe, we need to do that with limited access to data. We will discuss what we can do and where do we have the biggest challenges. Lucy Frith (GSK)      Abstract: Working with a commercial organisation provides a varied array of tasks that often need complex analyses explained in a very concise but transparent way. This can lead to re-use of study data to present the results in a manner that meets the specific needs of different external groups such as health care professional (HCPs). Two such examples will be presented here. Firstly, overlaying the costs of treatments and patient care onto patient outcomes to support discussions with payer groups. Secondly, using Markov Chain modelling to utilise long-term data and provide Health care professionals a presentation of the data that aligns to the probability of a patient changing health status in a given period of time. To give further context to how these presentations of data could be used, such work is reviewed using data collected in a traditional efficacy study and in a pragmatic effectiveness situation. Please click here to view the flyer. Click here for further information regarding the webinar. Registration PSI Member:  Free Non-member: £20 (plus VAT)                                                                              Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Probability For Topological Data Analysis

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    Probability For Topological Data Analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/probability-for-topological-data-analysis About the event: The Applied Probability Section of the Royal Statistical Society is happy to announce a half-day meeting on Probability for Topological Data Analysis Programme: 14:00-14:45 Frederic Chazal (Inria Saclay Ile-de-France): Title: On the density of expected persistence diagrams and its kernel based estimation Abstract: Persistence diagrams play a fundamental role in Topological Data Analysis (TDA) where they are used as topological descriptors of data represented as point cloud. They consist in discrete multisets of points in the plane that can equivalently be seen as discrete measures. When they are built on top of random data sets, persistence diagrams become random measures. In this talk, we will show that, in many cases, the expectation of these random discrete measures has a density with respect to the Lebesgue measure in the plane. We will discuss its estimation and show that various classical representations of persistence diagrams (persistence images, Betti curves,...) can be seen as kernel-based estimates of quantities deduced from it.  This is joint work with Vincent Divol (ENS Paris / Inria DataShape team).   14.45--15.30 Florian Pausinger (Queen's University Belfast) Title:  Persistent Betti numbers of random  Cech complexes Abstract:  We study the persistent homology of random v{C}ech complexes. Generalizing a method of Penrose for studying random geometric graphs, we first describe an appropriate theoretical framework in which we can state and address our main questions. Then we define the k-th persistent Betti number of a random v{C}ech complex and determine its asymptotic order in the subcritical regime. This extends a result of Kahle on the asymptotic order of the ordinary k-th Betti number of such complexes to the persistent setting. Joint work with Ulrich Bauer (TU Munich). 15.30--16.00 Break   16:00--16.45 Primoz Srkaba (Queen Mary University of London) Title: Local-to-Global Stability Results for Persistence Abstract: One of the main reasons for the popularity of persistence (and the corresponding invariant - a persistence diagram) is stability - under a certain class of perturbations, the difference output is well-behaved (can be bounded by the size of the perturbation of the input). The algebraically most natural metric for measuring the size of the perturbation is called the bottleneck distance. Unfortunately, this metric is a sup-norm, so proving convergence in statistical settings can be difficult. I will present the classical stability results as well as new results for Wasserstein distances. Finally, I will discuss how local errors relate to global errors for persistence both for bottleneck and Wasserstein distances. No background in persistence will be assumed for the talk.   16.45--17.30 Open problem and brainstorming session  Registration alongside tea and coffee will be open from 1.00 pm     Event Fees: Fellows: Free  Non-Fellows: £25 Registration is required. Please register here.   To subscribe for announcements about applied probability events, please send an email to listserv@jiscmail.ac.uk with no subject and the following body text: SUBSCRIBE appliedprob <Forename> <Surname> Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • POSTPONED: RGlasgow - March meetup with RSS Environmental Statistics Section

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    POSTPONED: RGlasgow - March meetup with RSS Environmental Statistics Section https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/postponed-rglasgow-march-meetup-with-rss-environmental-statistics-section Gergana Daskalova: "How to teach coding to increase diversity" Gergana will discuss what they have learned across four years of Coding Club and introduce some of the approaches being taken in the new course to make data science skills accessible to broad audiences, as well as sharing some practical tips for creating online teaching materials. To illustrate those concepts, data visualisation examples will be presented on what Gergana calls the beautification journey. Gergana is a PhD student in Global Change Ecology at the University of Edinburgh with research interests in biodiversity change, agro-ecology and quantitative syntheses. Gergana has led over 40 workshops on programming and statistics using R, covering themes such as working with big data, data visualisation, version control and hierarchical modelling.   Daniela Castro Camilo: "R-INLA: Bayesian inference for everyone" Over the last decade, Bayesian inference has become widely used in many scientific fields, mainly due to significant advances in computational statistics. One of several recent developments in Bayesian statistics is the integrated nested Laplace approximation (INLA), efficiently implemented in the R-INLA package, which allows fast and accurate inference in complex models. Leveraging on R-INLA's fast computation capacities, we will see examples of how to fit well-known regression models, as well as more sophisticated temporal and spatial models. I will provide an extensive list with recent examples of applications using the R-INLA package, that will hopefully give a feeling on INLA's versatility and potential use. R codes to reproduce the example will be available after the talk. Daniela is a Lecturer in Statistics at the University of Glasgow. Her research focuses on the theory and applications of multivariate and spatial extremes, with a particular interest in environmental, geological, and ecological applications. Come along to hear our two speakers. Afterwards we'll head to the Howlin' Wolf for post-meetup catchup!   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • POSTPONED: Florence Nightingale and her team: Getting the statistics right, getting them to work for good

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    POSTPONED: Florence Nightingale and her team: Getting the statistics right, getting them to work for good https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/postponed-florence-nightingale-and-her-team-getting-the-statistics-right-getting-them-to-work-for-good About the event: This paper will show how Nightingale and her team (she always worked with experts) did the effective analysis of the high death rates of the Crimean War – compared with that produced by the Army Medical Department of the War Office. It will compare her iconic polar area charts with the charts produced by the Army Medical Department. It will show how the Sanitary Commission (whose leaders became her allies post-Crimea) made the reforms that saved lives, not recognized by the official department. Her team focussed on basic sanitary reform (removing tonnes of “filth,” faeces and dead horses) while the officials published graphs of barometric pressure and temperature. The paper will show, as well, how the British were successful not only in bringing down, dramatically, their death rates, in the second year of the Crimean War, while those for the French Army rose. These differences, indeed, can be seen as the result of a controlled experiment, for the two armies faced the same conditions. The paper will go on to show how Nightingale and her fellow reformers used statistics to improve life in India, noting her very different idea of empire and responsibility.   Speaker: Lynn McDonald is the director of the 16-volume Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, 2001-2012. She did her PhD at the London School of Economics, is a Member of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and is now a professor emerita at the University of Guelph, Ontario. She has also been a successful health care reformer. As an MP she authored Canada’s Non-smokers’ Health Act, 1988, the first legislation in the world to establish smoke-free work and public places. Registration alongside tea and coffee from 4.30 pm. Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Introduction to Python

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    Introduction to Python https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-python-fe70b5a0-817e-41c9-baa5-9149df7abdbb Presented by Rob Mastrodomenico Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This course is intended to be an Introduction to the Python programming language. Through the use of taught material and practical examples, participants will build up the skills needed to perform data analysis using Python.     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Induction Course for New Lecturers in the Mathematical Sciences 2019

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    Induction Course for New Lecturers in the Mathematical Sciences 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/induction-course-for-new-lecturers-in-the-mathematical-sciences-2019 About the Course: Through a community initiative supported by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences and the Heads of Departments of Mathematics Sciences (HoDoMS) and endorsed by the Royal Statistical Society, the Operational Research Society and the London Mathematical Society, we are delighted to announce that in September 2019 the two-day Induction Course for lecturers new to teaching mathematics and statistics within Higher Education will once again take place. The Induction Course for New Lecturers in the Mathematical Sciences has been designed by the mathematics community so that it is ideally suited for anyone who is new to or has limited experience teaching mathematics or statistics within UK higher education. It will be delivered by individuals with significant experience of teaching in the mathematical sciences and will focus upon the specific details and issues that arise in mathematics and statistics teaching and learning within higher education including topics such as: Registration: Registration is open via https://my.ima.org.uk/ Further information available: https://ima.org.uk/11361/induction-course-for-new-lecturers-in-the-mathematical-sciences-2019/ Conference arranged with support by:   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Statistical Modelling

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    Statistical Modelling https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/statistical-modelling-3b73362c-d349-4f5e-9061-2f373de78d0e Statistical Modelling 8 November 2019 - Edinburgh One day course teaching R’s fundamental modelling techniques, from hypotheses tests, ANVOA tables, regression analysis, to more sophisticated methods such as clustering and principal components analysis (PCA).  Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Statistically Significant Careers

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    Statistically Significant Careers https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/statistically-significant-careers About the event: On 30th January 2019, we are pleased to be hosting a careers event to broaden the horizons of young statisticians by showcasing the wide range of statistical careers available. Whether you have begun to specialise in a specific area of statistics or are still studying, this event will be of great interest. Talks will explore careers within medicine, finance, insurance, government and empathic technology, with the primary aim of introducing future statistics graduates to their potential employers. Statistically Significant Careers is hosted by the Mathematical Science Research Centre (MSRC) at Queen's University Belfast in conjunction with the Royal Statistical Society and the International Biometric Society BIR. Here are some of the companies confirmed to attend on the 30th January: Exploristics City Group EY Allstate in Northern Ireland Celerion    Ulster Bank Sensum Nisra   Hope to see you there on the 30th of January! Extra links: RSS Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Royal-Statistical-Society/379712476695 Twitter www.twitter.com/RoyalStatSoc YSS Facebook https://www.facebook.com/youngstatisticianssection Twitter https://twitter.com/statsyss Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Growth-fragmentation phenomena

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    Growth-fragmentation phenomena https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/growth-fragmentation-phenomena About the Event Many natural and social phenomena exhibit behaviour of growth and division, or fragmentation, from social groupings to cell division and protein polymerisation. Mathematically, the topic ties together problems in spectral theory and the probability and statistics of trees. This workshop presents perspectives on growth-fragmentation phenomena from probability, statistics and differential equations. Marie Doumic - Estimating the division rate and kernel in fragmentation equations Jere Koskela - Statistical inference under latent trees  Robin Stephenson - Multi-type fragmentation trees as scaling limits of Markov branching trees Registration is required. Please register here.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • RSS 2019 International Conference

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    RSS 2019 International Conference https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-2019-international-conference The RSS International Conference has established itself as the only conference in the UK for anyone interested in statistics and data science. Every year, over 600 statisticians and data scientists gather from all sectors and from over 30 countries to share information and network, attracted by a varied programme of talks and workshops. The 2019 conference will, once again, be organised by ‘streams’ allowing in-depth focus on specialised topics as well as broader presentations on new developments and thinking in statistics. Registration is now open   Important dates Submission Deadline for Contributed Talk Abstracts           17 April 2019 Submission Deadline for Rapid-fire talks                              7 May 2019 Early Registration Deadline                                                  5 June 2019 Submission Deadline for Contributed Poster Abstracts        1 July 2019 Second Registration Deadline                                               31 July 2019  Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Introduction to Machine Learning in R

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    Introduction to Machine Learning in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-machine-learning-in-r-9491a7b0-19df-4ac7-8c5f-40e502272ee1 Tutor - Colin Gillespie / Jamie Owen Level - Professional CPD 12 Hours This two day course covers the fundamentals of machine learning and the methology for applying the to real-world analytics problems. The course outlines the stages involved in a machine learning analysis, and walks through how to perform them using the R programming language and the caret library. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Half day meeting on Methods in Integrative Genomics

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    Half day meeting on Methods in Integrative Genomics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/half-day-meeting-on-methods-in-integrative-genomics About the event: Increasingly large scale studies collect multiple different types of biological marker data ('omics' data) on the same set of people, enabling researchers to study different stages of disease in the same person. There is an increasing need for analysis methods capable of dealing with data from multiple platforms and biomarker types, which can account for the complex relations between molecular and other risk factors.  Speakers: Manuela Zucknick (University of Oslo)  Multivariate structured Bayesian variable selection for treatment prediction in pharmacogenomic screens Ernest Diez Benavente (LSHTM) A molecular barcode to inform the geographical origin and transmission dynamics of Plasmodium vivax malaria Ricard Argelaguet (European Bioinformatics Institute) MOFA: a principled framework for the unsupervised integration of multi-omics data Paul Kirk (MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge) TITLE Tbc Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • POSTPONED: ESWG Seminar on Productivity

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    POSTPONED: ESWG Seminar on Productivity https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/postponed-eswg-seminar-on-productivity NB: Please note that this event has been postponed until later this year. Please see the the event page for further details The Economic Statistics Working Group (ESWG) comprises representatives of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), Royal Economic Society (RES), the Society of Professional Economists (SPE), ESCoE and the ONS. This session will be chaired by Richard Heys, ONS Deputy Chief Economist and keynote speakers are Katherine Kent (ONS) and Marc Canal Noguer (McKinsey and Company).   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Data Carpentry

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    Data Carpentry https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/data-carpentry-9564fc37-86ac-440e-8a14-7297e6778a08 Data Carpentry 30 April 2019 - Glasgow This course covers key aspects of the tidyverse, including dplyr, lubridate, tidyr and tibbles. It will help you take the pain out of data manipulation by leveraging the tidyverse. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Statistical Modelling

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    Statistical Modelling https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/statistical-modelling Statistical Modelling 3 May 2019 - Glasgow     One day course teaching R’s fundamental modelling techniques, from hypotheses tests, ANVOA tables, regression analysis, to more sophisticated methods such as clustering and principal components analysis (PCA).  Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Programming in R

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    Programming in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/programming-in-r-3d7ae26b-3e91-4f56-844f-125265587882 Programming in R 2 May 2019 - Glasgow One day course teaching fundamental techniques like functions for loops, conditional expressions and when to use them. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS Glasgow: Agent Based Modelling

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    RSS Glasgow: Agent Based Modelling https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-glasgow-agent-based-modelling Eric Silverman from the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow will present an introduction to agent based modelling and some practical applications. You’ll find more info here:https://drericsilverman.wordpress.com/ Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Consultancy Skills

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    Consultancy Skills https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/consultancy-skills-855824e4-168e-4eba-8061-d25935c967f6 Presented by Roland Caulcutt and Julie Bullen Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This is a highly participative and practical two day training course for statisticians who wish to improve their consultancy skills non-statistical clients.     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS Merseyside - Pigeon-holes and mustard seeds: Growing capacity to use data for society

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    RSS Merseyside - Pigeon-holes and mustard seeds: Growing capacity to use data for society https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-merseyside-pigeon-holes-and-mustard-seeds-growing-capacity-to-use-data-for-society The RSS Merseyside Local Group welcomes President of the Royal Statistical Society Prof. Deborah Ashby from Imperial College London to deliver the talk "Pigeon-holes and mustard seeds: Growing capacity to use data for society".  The Royal Statistical Society was founded to address social problems ‘through the collection and classification of facts’, leading to many developments in the collection of data, the development of methods for analysing them, and the development of statistics as a profession. Nearly 200 years later an explosion in computational power has led, in turn, to an explosion in data. We outline the challenges and the actions needed to exploit that data for the public good, and to address the step change in statistical skills and capacity development necessary to enable our vision of a world where data are at the heart of understanding and decision-making. 14.00-15.00 Talk 15.00-15.30 Questions, networking and refreshment ALL ARE WELCOME More information about this event is available at https://sites.google.com/site/rssmerseyside/research-meetings/prof-deborah-ashby  Please register for this event here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScy-gphDBNMen0hswggQiCqidoZFsngXKHrB_-62Ujcs3QhEw/viewform?usp=sf_link  The event will be held in Lecture Theatre 1 in the Life Sciences building on the University of Liverpool campus (building 215 in gridsquare F8 on campus map https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/files/docs/maps/liverpool-university-campus-map.pdf). Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • RSS Merseyside Meeting – Perspectives on Risk

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    RSS Merseyside Meeting – Perspectives on Risk https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-merseyside-meeting-perspectives-on-risk The meeting will showcase how risk is considered and modelled in different areas of research.  We welcome confirmed speakers Dr Jet Sanders from the London School of Economics, Dr Edoardo Patelli from the Risk Institute, University of Liverpool, and Dr Helen Clough from the Farr Institute, University of Liverpool.  More information and registration link for the event can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/rssmerseyside/research-meetings/perspectives-on-risk. 14.00-14.45 Dr Jet Sanders (London School of Economics): What burst balloons can teach us about real-world risk taking The weekly cycle is normally seen as the backdrop against which human affairs unfold. Using balloon-based lab experiments, I show that risk tolerance changes over the weekly cycle. Re-analysis of large data sets confirms that real-world decision making also varies through the week in (almost) exactly the same way. This suggests that the weekly backdrop itself shapes our thinking in important ways, with serious implication across health, economic, and political domains. In this lecture, I will discuss what it is about the week that could be causing these effects, what this means for our understanding of risk tolerance and how we can use weekly fluctuations to allocate resources more efficiently, make better predictions and smarter decisions. 14.45-15.00 Tea and Coffee 15.00-15.30 Dr Edoardo Patelli (Risk Institute, University of Liverpool): DO WE HAVE ENOUGH DATA? Robust approaches for dealing with uncertainty In modern engineering systems, and in particular for critical infrastructures, uncertainty quantification must be performed to assure an adequate level of safety and reliability. Sources of uncertainty can be the inherent variability of physical quantities or events, missing or insufficient data, and lack of knowledge. The former type of uncertainty is known as aleatory uncertainty (Type I or irreducible uncertainty) and representative examples are future weather conditions, stock market prices or chaotic and inherently variable phenomena. Lack of knowledge is generally referred as epistemic uncertainty (Type II or reducible uncertainty) and is considered to be reducible since further data collection (although not always practical or feasible) can decrease the level of uncertainty. Especially for cases affected by a lack of data, where imprecise information or expert judgement is utilised, and there is a poor understanding of all the relevant underlying process, strong initial assumptions may be needed to use classical probabilistic methods. To meet this need artificial model assumptions are commonly accepted, although hardly justifiable, as they enable the probabilistic assessment to be performed. However, these assumptions can deeply influence the final results and lead to severe risk misjudgement by distorting the information regarding the true level of uncertainty affecting the system safety. Furthermore, this classical implementation does not differentiate between aleatory and epistemic uncertainty. This is a severe limitation as it makes the analyst unable to grasp how much of the uncertainty is due to inherent variability and to what extent the uncertainty is due to poor data quality (therefore suitable to be reduced in principle). Generalised probabilistic approaches have been introduced to better deal with scarce or limited information by adopting a more robust characterization and propagation of epistemic uncertainties (i.e. with less artificial assumptions for the characterisation of imprecise information). Some example of intensively applied concepts are: Dempster–Shafer theory of Evidence, interval probabilities, Fuzzy-based approaches, info-gap approaches, Bayesian Networks (BNs) and Bayesian approaches. The use of generalized method to quantify uncertainty generally changes the representation of the output of interest from point-valued probabilistic estimators to non-crisp, imprecise (e.g. interval-valued or fuzzy) probabilistic estimators, truthfully representing the available (but incomplete) input data. 15.30-16.00 Dr Helen Clough (University of Liverpool) Title to be confirmed All are welcome to attend the meeting, however we ask that people register in advance so that we can organise sufficient refreshments.  The registration form can be found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSezoDa2Y1mWyf6xLGjyDX1P4qfWOF-PLoNYZ6rn4YvRmnRpjw/viewform?usp=sf_link . The meeting room can be found in building 215 in gridsquare F8 on campus map https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/files/docs/maps/liverpool-university-campus-map.pdf. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Advanced STATA: Programming and other techniques to make your life easier

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    Advanced STATA: Programming and other techniques to make your life easier https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/advanced-stata-programming-and-other-techniques-to-make-your-life-easier About the event: The aim of the course is to teach competent Stata users the techniques that allow you to get the most out of Stata and speed up the output of your work. As well as being a powerful tool for statistical analysis, Stata offers a variety of commands for manipulating your data and for formatting, arranging and exporting your results. The course is aimed at researchers and other professionals, from any discipline, who regularly use Stata for analysis but want to learn how to work more efficiently. It would be particularly suited to those who are about to embark on large analyses and who would like a quick guide on how to automate the repetitive parts of the process. The course is taught by research staff from the Population Studies Group, who regularly use Stata for large-scale analyses using multiple data sources. The examples used in the course are drawn from the background of the tutors and are, therefore, from the population and health sciences. However, none require any specialist knowledge of the field. Much of the material in the course has been developed with students and staff from the UK and overseas. Most teaching is hands-on, using Stata to tackle a series of exercises designed to illustrate the use of particular commands in order to solve a variety of problems. These exercises are supplemented by short lectures and a very comprehensive set of notes. There is a strong emphasis throughout on providing information that can be built on to tackle new problems and to be applied in different situations. We use Stata 15 in a Windows environment; users of other operating systems should note that, although almost everything is the same, there are some differences between operating systems and these are not covered in the course.   More information about the course as well as enrolment instructions can be found here: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/courses/short-courses/advanced-stata  Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Introduction to Python

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    Introduction to Python https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-python-8e9cbbe9-8be3-4adb-aadb-fa9711c08b0e Tutor - Rob Mastrodomenico Level - Foundation CPD 12 Hours This course is an introduction to the Python programming language. Participant will build up the skills needed to perform data analysis using Python.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Programming in R

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    Programming in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/programming-in-r-80cfd3b1-3818-4f59-b16e-fc70892d88dd Programming in R 8 November 2019 - Edinburgh     One day course teaching fundamental techniques like functions for loops, conditional expressions and when to use them. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Presenting Data

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    Presenting Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/presenting-data-c4587331-b9a0-4b97-a78c-6ed9abb23063 Presented by Ed Swires-Hennessy Level - Foundation CPD 6 hours This one day course illustrates the basic principles of presenting data in tables, charts, maps and text, equipping participants with the knowledge to disseminate statistical messages in clear, accurate and meaningful ways   . Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • 100 years of education trials: no significant difference?

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    100 years of education trials: no significant difference? https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/100-years-of-education-trials-no-significant-difference About the event: To mark the centenary of the first recorded randomised controlled trial (RCT) in education, the Royal Statistical Society and NFER are bringing together leading figures in the field of education research to address the key challenges faced by education trials today. This forum invites you to celebrate the contribution trials have made to understand what works in education, and to consider how they can have more impact in advancing practice and improving outcomes for learners.   Programme: Welcome address Carole Willis, Chief Executive at NFER   The history and future of randomised controlled trials in education Professor Carole Torgerson FAcSS, Professor of Education at Durham University   TBC – A recent systematic review of education RCTs Professor Paul Connolly, Queen’s University Belfast   Are rigorous educational trials producing useful evidence? Dr Hugues Lortie-Forgues, Lecturer at University of York   Reflections on 8 years of commissioning education trials: What could we do different? Camilla Nevill, Head of Evaluation at EEF   English Education RCTs in 2019 – how far have we come? Dr Ben Styles, Head of Trials Unit at NFER   ‘Unzipping’ the EEF toolkit: RCTs and the role of meta-analysis Professor Steve Higgins, Professor of Education at Durham University   RCTs: what do they mean for teachers and school leaders? Alex Quigley, National Content Manager at EEF and former teacher   Panel: Improving the quality of education RCTs Professor Sheila Bird OBE (MRC Biostatistics Unit), Josh Hillman (Nuffield Foundation), Professor Jeremy Hodgen (UCL Institute of Education), and Dr Riikka Hofmann (University of Cambridge) Registration alongside tea and coffee available from 1.30 pm   This event will be followed by a drinks reception from 6.30pm - 7.30pm   UNFORTUNATELY, THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT - to be included in the waiting list, please, email l.martinez@rss.org.uk   The event will be recorded and will be preceded by a methodology workshop in the morning (click here) Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Introduction to R & Statistical Modelling in R

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    Introduction to R & Statistical Modelling in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-r-statistical-modelling-in-r-13ee79fb-c544-4597-a983-c32c1535ad4a Tutor - Colin Gillespie / Jamie Owen Level - Foundation CPD 12 Hours This two day course will introduce you to the R environment for statistical computing. Day 1 focuses on entering, working with and visualising data in R. Day 2 focuses on regression modelling in R, including linear, general linear, logistic and survival models.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • RSS South Wales: Open Data – The promised data revolution?

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    RSS South Wales: Open Data – The promised data revolution? https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-south-wales-open-data-the-promised-data-revolution About the event: "The benefits of Open Data are diverse and range from improved efficiency of public administrations, economic growth in the private sector to wider social welfare." - European Data Portal Recent years have seen an increased focus on Open Data. This has raised the expectations placed on producers of statistics and offered new opportunities for those who consume data. So, how far have we progressed and what has been the impact on producers and consumers of data? This event, hosted by the RSS South Wales Local Group, will consist of four short presentations followed by a panel led discussion. There will be an opportunity for networking following the talks, and light refreshments will be provided. Speakers:  Professor Tom Crick, Swansea University, School of Education Dr Scott Orford, Cardiff University, School of Geography and Planning Rob Grant and Darren Barnes, Office for National Statistics TBC, Office of the Chief Digital Officer, Welsh Government Full Abstracts available here  Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Statistics in Well-Being

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    Statistics in Well-Being https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/statistics-in-well-being Speaker: Lauren Stockley (University of Plymouth) Abstract: The Office for National Statistics use four subjective measures to understand well-being in the UK. The aim of the project was to gain a further understanding as to whether other, objective, factors influence a person's well-being and if so, which of these are the most important. Principal Components Analysis was used to combine the four well-being variables for subsequent analysis. A variety of different regression techniques for modelling the data were then considered, namely classical linear regression, quantile regression and Poisson regression. The combined well-being variable was used as the response variable and the remaining variables in the dataset were used to explain it. Various techniques were considered in the linear regression analysis to select the best subset of predictors to explain a person’s well-being. The chosen model was then interpreted to determine how each variable affects well-being using the three different regression models. All models considered found very similar results when comparing how each variable explains well-being. Cross-validation was used to measure the performance of the linear and Poisson models through prediction. The linear model was found to produce well-being predictions closer to the true values than the Poisson model when evaluating the models using mean squared error. A non-parametric model, random forest regression was fit to the data and used as a way of testing the importance of predictors in the model. This analysis showed that the most important variables for explaining well-being are disability, marital status and age of respondent. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • The purpose of statistics is insight not numbers

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    The purpose of statistics is insight not numbers https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/the-purpose-of-statistics-is-insight-not-numbers Speaker: Neil Sheldon Abstract: In recent years, statistics teaching has seen a welcome move away from formulae and calculation. Especially with the rise of ‘big data’, numerical processing is increasingly being done with software, and it is becoming much more important for students to learn the art and science of interpretation. This development requires teachers to change focus too, shifting their emphasis from numbers to language. As with many academic disciplines, statistics overlays everyday language with specialist meaning: one familiar example is the word ‘significant’ which means very different things in everyday use and in statistics. Research shows that parallel meanings such as this make it harder for students to understand technical concepts. Research also shows that teaching with a richer vocabulary can help to overcome this problem of understanding. But statistics is more than just an academic discipline, it is a vital element of citizenship: we all need statistical understanding to make sense of the world around us. Yet statistical data are routinely misunderstood and misinterpreted in the media. In most cases the errors arise, not from the numbers themselves, but from the confused and inaccurate language used to comment on them. Clear language is essential to clear thought. This lecture, drawing on numerous practical examples, will explore the ways in which careful use of language can help everyone – teachers, students and citizens – to understand statistics better, whether in formulating enquiries, interpreting data, or reaching trustworthy conclusions and communicating them effectively. More information: Neil Sheldon (neilsheldon.net) was a teacher for more than 40 years. He is a Chartered Statistician and a former Vice-President of the Royal Statistical Society. He was the RSS Guy Lecturer in 2007-8 and he is currently Chair of the Teaching Statistics Trust. Neil’s other academic interests include philosophy and linguistics. The Teaching Statistics Trust Lecture, (teachingstatisticstrust.org.uk), is given annually at multiple locations. It is aimed at teachers of statistics, whether specialist or non-specialist, in secondary schools, colleges and early years of university. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Mendelian randomisation

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    Mendelian randomisation https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/mendelian-randomisation Speaker: Derrick Bennett, CTSU, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Big Data Institute Understanding the causal role of biomarkers in cardiovascular and other diseases is crucial in order to find effective approaches (including pharmacological therapies) for disease treatment and prevention. Classical observational studies provide naïve estimates of the likely role of biomarkers in disease development; however, such studies are prone to bias. This has direct relevance for drug development as if drug targets track to non-causal biomarkers, this can lead to expensive failure of these drugs in phase III randomised controlled trials. In an effort to provide a more reliable indication of the likely causal role of a biomarker in the development of disease, Mendelian randomisation studies are increasingly used, and this is facilitated by the availability of large-scale genetic data. This talk will give an overview of the rationale and provide a non-technical description of the methods and potential limitations of Mendelian randomisation. Examples will be given where Mendelian randomisation has provided pivotal information for drug discovery including predicting efficacy, informing on target-mediated adverse effects and providing potential new evidence for drug repurposing. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • RSS Sheffield:The potential and pitfalls of linked administrative data

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    RSS Sheffield:The potential and pitfalls of linked administrative data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-sheffield-the-potential-and-pitfalls-of-linked-administrative-data Seminar from the ESRC Administrative databases that are linked with each other or with survey data can allow deeper insights into the population’s life trajectories and needs and signal opportunities for improved and ultimately more personalised service delivery. Yet government agencies have to meet several prerequisites to realise these benefits. First among them is a stable legal basis. Appropriate laws and regulations have to exist to allow data merging within the limits of existing privacy protection. When different institutions are involved, these regulations have to clearly define each agencies’ responsibilities in collecting, safeguarding and analysing data. Second are technical requirements. This includes creating a safe infrastructure for data storage and analysis and developing algorithms to match individuals when databases do not share common unique personal identifiers. Third is the buy-in of the population. Public communication can highlight the value-added of linked databases and outline the steps taken to ensure data security and privacy. Involving citizens in dialogues about what data uses they are and are not comfortable with can help build public trust that appropriate limits are set and respected. Speaker: Emma Gordon, Director Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Presenting Data

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    Presenting Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/presenting-data-862644e8-f3e8-4fa2-af74-d8e9108a27ab Presented by Ed Swires-Hennessy Level - Foundation CPD 6 hours This one day course illustrates the basic principles of presenting data in tables, charts, maps and text, equipping participants with the knowledge to disseminate statistical messages in clear, accurate and meaningful ways.     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Move beyond Excel: Python for data analysis

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    Move beyond Excel: Python for data analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/move-beyond-excel-python-for-data-analysis Presenter: Rob Mastrodomenico Level: Intermediate CPD: 6 hours This course will introduce Python to serial spreadsheet users and show them how, by writing code, they can perform all the analysis commonly used in spreadsheets. Delegates will learn techniques on how to manipulate data from the standard Python library, uncover basic graphics using Pandas and Matplotlib and discover how using a language such as Python will allow the user to deal with datasets that are too large for spreadsheets. Delegates attending should have knowledge of spreadsheets and experience using them. For further information and to book your place, click on the link below: Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Big Data: Tools and Statistical

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    Big Data: Tools and Statistical https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/big-data-tools-and-statistical Presented by Mark Briers Level - Intermediate CPD 12 hours The objective of this two-day course is to train statistically-minded practitioners in the use of common Big Data tools, with an emphasis on the use of advanced statistical methods for analysis. The course will focus on the application of statistical methods in the processing platforms Hadoop and Spark and will highlight how these can be effectively used to analyse data at scale.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS Avon local group workshop: Challenges in local air pollution modelling

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    RSS Avon local group workshop: Challenges in local air pollution modelling https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-avon-local-group-workshop-challenges-in-local-air-pollution-modelling Speakers Enda Hayes - https://people.uwe.ac.uk/Person/EndaHayes Paula Moraga - https://paula-moraga.github.io/ Andrew Beddows - http://www.erg.kcl.ac.uk/research/home/ Bath Council (BANES) - https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/bath-breathes-2021-overview   Provisional Agenda:     13:15  Start and Introduction            Session One: Policy and Context 15:00  Coffee Break            Session Two: Statistics 17:00  Wrap Up 17:15 Wine and Networking   Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.     The workshop will take place in the 4 West building (Mathematical Sciences) which can be found on the parade, as shown on the map below:   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS South West: Challenges in ensuring that the evaluation of medical tests helps to improve patient health

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    RSS South West: Challenges in ensuring that the evaluation of medical tests helps to improve patient health https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-south-west-challenges-in-ensuring-that-the-evaluation-of-medical-tests-helps-to-improve-patient-health About the event Speaker: Jon Deeks, University of Birmingham Abstract: Health care organisations around the world need to make recommendations of the choice and provision of medical tests.  In 2018, the WHO for the first time, published the Essential Diagnostic Tests (the EDL) listing in vitro diagnostics which should be available around the world to ensure Universal Health Coverage. In doing so they have faced challenges in identifying evidence required to make rational decisions about test selection. Ideally medical tests, as with interventions, should be recommended for use when there is evidence that they do more good than harm. However, medical tests rarely directly improve patient outcomes - rather the medical interventions that are taken consequent on use of a test create benefit for patients – and it is rare to be able to obtain evidence that shows how tests save lives. Whilst evaluations of diagnostic or prognostic tests have typically focused on their accuracy to predict the numbers receiving appropriate or inappropriate treatment, extrapolating from these data to predict overall patient benefit is not always appropriate.  In this talk I will review challenges that health care organisations face in identifying evidence required to assess benefits and harms of testing, drawing on experience working with the WHO EDL. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Webinar: MCP-Mod – Theory, Implementation and Extensions

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    Webinar: MCP-Mod – Theory, Implementation and Extensions https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/webinar-mcp-mod-theory-implementation-and-extensions About the event MCP-Mod (Multiple Comparisons & Modelling) is a popular statistical methodology for model-based design and analysis of dose finding studies. This webinar will describe the theory behind MCP-Mod (plus extensions), and how to implement it within available software. Pantelis Vlachos (Cytel) will provide a brief introduction to the methodology and illustrate the MCP-MoD capabilities in EAST 6.5. Saswati Saha (Inserm, Aix-Marseille University) will discuss new variations and alternatives to MCP-Mod and show how to implement them in R. Neal Thomas (Pfizer) will present further technical details of MCP-Mod by evaluating the method using results from least squares linear model theory.   Abstracts: MCP-Mod in East®:  Early development dose-finding design and analysis Pantelis Vlachos - Cytel Inc.  Selection of a dose (or doses) to carry into a confirmatory phase III study is among the most difficult decisions in drug development. A prerequisite for informed decision making and dose selection at the end of phase II is a solid characterization of the dose-response relationship(s).The MCP-Mod method combines principles of multiple comparisons with modelling techniques to provide an efficient alternative to traditional dose-finding studies which are either designed and analyzed based on multiple comparisons of active doses vs placebo within an ANOVA framework, of assume a functional relationship between response and dose according to a certain parametric model. We illustrate MCP-Mod design and analysis capabilities with East®.   Understanding MCP-Mod dose finding as a method based on linear regression Neal Thomas - Pfizer Inc. MCP-MOD  is a testing and model selection approach utilizing contrast-based test statistics and p-values adjusted for multiple comparisons. The MCP-Mod procedure can be alternatively represented as a method based on simple linear regression, where 'simple' refers to the inclusion of an intercept and a single predictor variable, which is a transformation of dose. It is shown that the contrasts are equal to least squares linear regression slope estimates. The test for each contrast is the usual t-statistic for a null slope parameter, except that a variance estimate with fewer degrees of freedom is used in the standard error. Selecting the model corresponding to the most significant contrast p-value is equivalent to selecting the predictor variable yielding the smallest residual sum of squares. Many of the properties of MCP-Mod procedure can be understood and quantified using results from least squares linear model theory   Model based dose-finding methods in Phase II clinical trials Saswati Saha - Inserm, Aix-Marseille University    The primary objective of this presentation is to discuss dose-finding methods in Phase II clinical trials that can simultaneously establish the dose-response relationship and identify the right dose. MCP?Mod is one of the pioneer approaches developed within the last 10 years. Though MCP-Mod is identified as an efficient statistical methodology for model-based design and analysis of Phase II dose finding studies under model uncertainty, a major disadvantage of MCP-Mod is that the parameter values of the candidate models need to be pre-specified a priori for the PoC testing step. This may lead to loss in power and unreliable model selection. Off late several new variations and alternatives to MCP-Mod are explored where the parameter values need not be pre-specified in the PoC testing step and can be estimated after the model selection step. We will briefly introduce four such state-of-art dose-finding methods, show how to implement the methods in R software and present a numerical comparison between the different new methods and the MCP-Mod approach   Please click here to download the details. This webinar is free to attend. Please click here to register.                                   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS Leeds / Bradford: Solutions in Causal Inference

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    RSS Leeds / Bradford: Solutions in Causal Inference https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-leeds-bradford-solutions-in-causal-inference The RSS Medical Section and Leeds / Bradford Local Group present a joint session on Solutions in Causal Inference   Programme: 2:30-3:00 pm Kellyn Arnold, PhD student, School of Medicine, University of Leeds.  Do we fully understand the challenges of introducing machine learning into health research? Lessons from our (poor) understanding of linear modelling In health research, machine learning (ML) is often hailed as the new frontier of data analytics which, combined with big data, will purportedly revolutionise delivery of healthcare and ultimately lead to more informed public health policy and clinical decision-making. However, much of the promise of ML is predicated on prediction, which is fundamentally distinct from causal inference. Nevertheless, these two concepts are often conflated in practice. I’ll briefly consider the sources and consequences of this conflation in the context of generalised linear models, as well as the potential implications for ML methods. 3:00-3:40 pm Peter Tennant, University Academic Fellow in Health Data Science, Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds.  Analyses of change: A causal inference perspective Keynote speaker 4:00-5:00 pm Johannes Textor, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands & Visiting Associate Professor, LIDA, University of Leeds, UK. Making DAG-based causal inference more quantitative Directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) are sequential, discrete-time models data-generating processes. DAGs have become popular due to the principled and elegant fashion in which they allow to formalize causal inference. In model-based research, much attention is usually paid to the aspect of model checking -- testing whether a model actually fits the data it is supposed to describe. Specifically, models are often only considered credible after they have survived serious falsification attempts. Surprisingly, DAG models are rarely ever tested at present, and at least in Epidemiology there even appears to be a widely-held belief that DAG models should not be tested at all. In this talk, I will make the case that DAG model checking should be an integrated part of any DAG-based causal inference. I will explain how DAGs can be tested by means of the conditional independencies that they imply, how this can be done in practice with continuous and/or categorical data, which problems we are likely to encounter, and how to address these problems. I will also show how DAG testing methodology can be converted into a means to reason about the strengths of certain hypothesized pathways in a DAG.   Refreshments will be available from 2 pm, and there will be a short refreshment break before the keynote presentation. Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not but pre-registration is required.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to modern Generalized Additive Models in R

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    Introduction to modern Generalized Additive Models in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-modern-generalized-additive-models-in-r Presenter - Dr. Matteo Fasiolo Presenter - Prof. Simon Wood Level - Professional CPD 6 hours Generalized Additive Models (GAMs) are an extension of traditional regression models. Attendees will gain an understanding of what GAM models are, when they are useful and how they can be used to perforn statistical analysis, for inferential or predictive purposes. For those who already have some experience using GAMs will learn about the new Big Data and visual GAM methods, as well as GAMLSS models and quantile GAMs. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • The Mental Health of Children and Young People Survey: Methodology, Key Findings and Next Steps

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    The Mental Health of Children and Young People Survey: Methodology, Key Findings and Next Steps https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/the-mental-health-of-children-and-young-people-survey-methodology-key-findings-and-next-steps This event is to present the methodology of the 2017 Mental Health of Children and Young People Survey, key findings and the next steps.        Speakers:  Katharine Sadler - NatCen Social Research  Tim Vizard - Office for National Statistics  Salah Merad - Office for National Statistics Professor Tamsin Ford - College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter        About the Event: Last year, NHS Digital published official statistics on the prevalence of mental health of children and young people. This was the first major survey of the mental health of children and young people since 2004, and applied rigorous, detailed and consistent methods to assess for a range of disorders defined according to International Classification of Disease (ICD-10) diagnostic criteria. This session, presented by the authors of the report, will describe the innovative survey design adopted to measure the rates of mental disorders in children aged 2-19 in England. It will discuss the sample design, questionnaire, fieldwork, clinical rating, weighting and analysis of the survey, and present the key findings from the survey. It will close with a discussion around the next steps in the important area of children’s mental health. Refreshments: tea and coffee will be offered from 12.30pm Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Experiences of AIMS

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    Experiences of AIMS https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/experiences-of-aims AIMS is an academic network that enables Africa’s talented students to become innovators who propel scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. We are delighted to welcome Will Hulme (University of Manchester, taught at AIMS Cameroon), Prof Nick Monk (University of Sheffield, SOMAS, taught at AIMS Ghana) and Dr Rhoda Hawkins (University of Sheffield, Department of Physics and Astronomy, taught at AIMS South Africa, Senegal and Ghana) to present on their experiences on the AIMS project.  Tutor/lecturer opportunities that may be of interest will be highlighted. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS Vice-President for External Affairs

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    RSS Vice-President for External Affairs https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-vice-president-for-external-affairs Jen Rogers is the current Royal Statistical Society Vice-President for External Affairs and during this talk she will present some of the projects that she has been working on whilst undertaking this role. This will include media projects and her experiences of interacting with journalists, as well as work that she has been carrying out to improve standards in advertising. Tea and coffee 3:30-4pm Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to Machine Learning in R

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    Introduction to Machine Learning in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-machine-learning-in-r-6c855503-8d20-4537-a2e9-74f1de6b0878 Presented by Nicholas Attilades & Chris Musselle  Level - Professional CPD 12 hours This is a two day course covering the fundamentals of machine learning and the methodology for applying these to real-world analytics problems. The course outlines the stages involved in a machine learning analysis, and walks through how to perform them using the R programming language and the caret library. Participants will be provided with exercises to complete through the course in order to gain hands-on experience in using the methods presented. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS Nigeria Local Group: A career in statistics and its use in science and national development

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    RSS Nigeria Local Group: A career in statistics and its use in science and national development https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-nigeria-local-group-a-career-in-statistics-and-its-use-in-science-and-national-development About the event: The RSS Nigeria Local Group is hosting a career talk for secondary school students. Confirmed speakers for this event include Professor O. I. Shittu (Department of Statistics, University of Ibadan) and Professor Kayode Ayinde (Department of Statistics, Federal University of Technology). The career talk will include discussions by Professor Kayode Ayinde on the discipline called statistics and its relationship with mathematics, social science, medicine, law, agriculture etc.   Professor Shittu will talk about the uses of statistics by individuals, businesses, researchers, government and the international community. Statisticians are one of the highest paid people in the world today and we will share the career prospects and opportunities for qualified statisticians.  This event is organised in collaboration with the Professional Statisticians Society of Nigeria.  For more information about Nigeria local group visit  www.rss.org.uk/nigeria Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • RSS South West: Statistics in Society

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    RSS South West: Statistics in Society https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-south-west-statistics-in-society The purpose of Statistics is insight not numbers Speaker: Neil Sheldon Abstract: In recent years, statistics teaching has seen a welcome move away from formulae and calculation. Especially with the rise of ‘big data’, numerical processing is increasingly being done with software, and it is becoming much more important for students to learn the art and science of interpretation. This development requires teachers to change focus too, shifting their emphasis from numbers to language. As with many academic disciplines, statistics overlays everyday language with specialist meaning: one familiar example is the word ‘significant’ which means very different things in everyday use and in statistics. Research shows that parallel meanings such as this make it harder for students to understand technical concepts. Research also shows that teaching with a richer vocabulary can help to overcome this problem of understanding. But statistics is more than just an academic discipline, it is a vital element of citizenship: we all need statistical understanding to make sense of the world around us. Yet statistical data are routinely misunderstood and misinterpreted in the media. In most cases the errors arise, not from the numbers themselves, but from the confused and inaccurate language used to comment on them. Clear language is essential to clear thought. This lecture, drawing on numerous practical examples, will explore the ways in which careful use of language can help everyone – teachers, students and citizens – to understand statistics better, whether in formulating enquiries, interpreting data, or reaching trustworthy conclusions and communicating them effectively. More information: Neil Sheldon (neilsheldon.net) was a teacher for more than 40 years. He is a Chartered Statistician and a former Vice-President of the Royal Statistical Society. He was the RSS Guy Lecturer in 2007-8 and he is currently Chair of the Teaching Statistics Trust. Neil’s other academic interests include philosophy and linguistics. The Teaching Statistics Trust Lecture, (teachingstatisticstrust.org.uk), is given annually at multiple locations. It is aimed at teachers of statistics, whether specialist or non-specialist, in secondary schools, colleges and early years of university. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Introduction to Machine Learning in R

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    Introduction to Machine Learning in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-machine-learning-in-r-c10a6cab-923b-4bf1-a0f3-9a7545c1cad4 Presenters: TBC Level: Professional CPD: 12 hours This is two day course covering the application of machine learning methodology to real world analytics problems. The course outlines the stages involved in a machine learning analysis, and walks through how to perform them using the R programming language and the caret library.  Participants will be provided with exercises to complete in R so as to gain hands on experience in using the methods presented.  The individual stages of: problem formulation, data preparation, feature engineering, model selection and model refinement will be walked through in detail giving participants a solid process to follow for any machine learning analysis. This includes methods for evaluating machine learning models in terms of a performance metric as well as assessing bias and variance. For more information and to book your place, click on the button below: Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Pupil Advantage Index as an Alternative to Subgroup Analysis in RCTs for Education

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    Pupil Advantage Index as an Alternative to Subgroup Analysis in RCTs for Education https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/pupil-advantage-index-as-an-alternative-to-subgroup-analysis-in-rcts-for-education Speaker: ZhiMin Xiao (University of Exeter) Abstract: Analyses of social interventions need to produce evidence that is relevant to different groups of people in a society. When such a group is not the target group of an intervention, this is called subgroup analysis, even when the group of interest is pre-specified prior to data collection. Amongst statisticians, subgroup analysis is often regarded as a statistical malpractice, as its findings are often underpowered, unreliable, and can be prone to overinterpretation at best, or misleading at worst. Meanwhile, researchers would be criticised for generating irrelevant evidence and accused of wasting research money if they do not conduct relevant subgroup analysis. As a result, “they are damned if they do, and damned if they don’t” (Petticrew et al., 2012).  In this study, we estimated intervention effects for Free School Meal (FSM) pupils in English schools, which is a pre-specified subgroup in most educational interventions funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) in England. Specifically, we first ran a treatment-FSM interaction test in each and every outcome to see if the difference-in-effects is statistically significant between FSM and Non-FSM pupils. We then calculated separate effect sizes within the two subgroups. Finally, we examined the p-values from the interaction tests and compared the overall effect sizes for both FSM and Non-FSM pupils with the two separate subgroup estimates. We found that conventional interaction tests can produce self-contradictory results. To help solve the problem, we propose a new approach, Pupil Advantage Index (PAI), as an alternative to subgroup analysis and apply it to real RCT data extracted from the EEF data archive. We demonstrate that PAI does not just indicate where an intervention worked and by how much in existing trials, but it can also be utilised to optimise treatment recommendation for future interventions. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • An overview of population size estimation where linking registers results in incomplete covariates, with an application to mode of transport of serious road casualties

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    An overview of population size estimation where linking registers results in incomplete covariates, with an application to mode of transport of serious road casualties https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/an-overview-of-population-size-estimation-where-linking-registers-results-in-incomplete-covariates-with-an-application-to-mode-of-transport-of-serious-road-casualties The Royal Statistical Society's Lancashire and Cumbria local group are pleased to announce our next meeting with speaker Prof. Peter Van der Heijden, (University of Southampton). The talk will be followed by a wine reception in the Postgraduate Statistics Centre. Abstract: We consider the linkage of two or more registers in the situation where the registers do not cover the whole target population, and relevant categorical auxiliary variables (unique to one of the registers; although different variables could be present on each register) are available in addition to the usual matching variable(s). The linked registers therefore do not contain full information on either the observations (often individuals) or the variables. By treating this as a missing data problem it is possible to construct a linked data set, adjusted to estimate the part of the population missed by both registers, and containing completed covariate information for all the registers. This is achieved using an Expectation-Maximization (EM)-algorithm. We elucidate the properties of this approach where the model is appropriate and in situations corresponding with real applications in official statistics, and also where the model conditions are violated. The approach is applied to data on road accidents in the Netherlands, where the cause of the accident is denoted by the police and by the hospital. Here the cause of the accident denoted by the police is considered as missing information for the statistical units only registered by the hospital, and the other way around. The method needs to be widely applied to give a better impression of the range of problems where it can be beneficial. We also discuss estimates of human trafficking in the Netherlands for the years 2010-2015 by age, sex and type of exploitation. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Presenting Data

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    Presenting Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/presenting-data-d72027e0-a70e-4af6-aafc-de310e3dc2ed Presented by: Ed Swires-Hennessy Level – Foundation CPD 6 hours This one day course is the foundation to all presentations of statistical information. The basic principles of presenting information in tables, charts, maps and text are explained. These are illustrated and then reinforced through practical exercises. The course is for anyone who is involved in communicating statistics to non-statisticians or who reports on data – of any description – within organisation, to specific communities and to the general public where a message is being given. For further information and to book your place, click on the button below:   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS Lancashire and Cumbria: Global lake water quality, ecological systems and statistical challenges.

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    RSS Lancashire and Cumbria: Global lake water quality, ecological systems and statistical challenges. https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-lancashire-and-cumbria-global-lake-water-quality-ecological-systems-and-statistical-challenges Dr Claire Miller from the University of Glasgow will be talking about the statistical challenges in analysing global lake water quality. The talk will be followed by a wine reception. All are welcome to attend.    Dr. Claire Miller, (University of Glasgow) Global lake water quality, ecological systems and statistical challenges. The surface water quality for lakes and rivers is routinely monitored to protect ecosystem, animal and human health and for compliance reporting to policymakers. Current monitoring strategies enable measurements of water quality determinands to be obtained through satellite observations, automatic monitoring sensors and to be available in-situ at hundreds of spatial locations over time. There is a wealth of data available, which can provide novel information on the status of ecosystems with appropriate statistical analysis. However, the data present several challenges for statistical modelling including the data dimensionality, missing data, calibration and validation and complex ecosystem interactions and connectivity. This talk will explore some of these statistical challenges with applications including global lake water quality and freshwater connected ecosystems.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS Sheffield: Pigeon-holes and mustard seeds: Growing capacity to use data for society

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    RSS Sheffield: Pigeon-holes and mustard seeds: Growing capacity to use data for society https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-sheffield-pigeon-holes-and-mustard-seeds-growing-capacity-to-use-data-for-society Deborah Ashby (Imperial College London and President Royal Statistical Society) The Royal Statistical Society was founded to address social problems ‘through the collection and classification of facts’, leading to many developments in the collection of data, the development of methods for analysing them, and the development of statistics as a profession. Nearly 200 years later an explosion in computational power has led, in turn, to an explosion in data. We outline the challenges and the actions needed to exploit that data for the public good, and to address the step change in statistical skills and capacity development necessary to enable our vision of a world where data are at the heart of understanding and decision-making. Programme: Lunch from 1:00pm - Room I15, Hicks Building AGM and committee presentation - 2:00pm - Room J11, Hicks Building Deborah's seminar - 2:15-3:15pm - Room J11, Hicks Building Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Multiple Linear Regression

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    Multiple Linear Regression https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/multiple-linear-regression Course presenter(s): Maria Pampaka Short description: This course provides a thorough grounding in the theory and methods of multiple linear regression including model selection, nonlinear relationships, and transformations, dummy variables, interaction terms and assumption testing. The course comprises taught and practical components in about equal proportions, using the STATA software. The course is designed for users of survey data with some experience of data analysis and who are comfortable using statistical software and who want to expand their understanding of more sophisticated techniques. Weblink: https://www.cmi.manchester.ac.uk/study/short/introductory/multiple-linear-regression/ Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Logistic Regression

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    Logistic Regression https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/logistic-regression Course presenter(s): Maria Pampaka Short description: This course examines the fitting of models to predict a binary response variable from a mixture of binary and interval explanatory variables, using STATA software. The approach is illustrated using examples from a social science perspective, including cases where logistic regression models are used as a means of analysing tabular data where one of the dimensions of the table is a two-category outcome variable. You will also learn how to fit a logistic regression model, and how to interpret the results. Weblink: https://www.cmi.manchester.ac.uk/study/short/introductory/logistic-regression/   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • GDPR and Social Surveys

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    GDPR and Social Surveys https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/gdpr-and-social-surveys About the Event: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and associated privacy notices have dominated data protection discussions recently. But what difference do they make for survey statisticians? There are special considerations for both research and statistics. And retaining the trust of respondents by protecting their anonymity has always been a feature of professional survey practice. Social statisticians and social researchers will hear about the guidance from the GSS and UKRI and wider imperatives for ethical practice.   Speakers: Ross Young - UK Statistics Authority Maria Sigala - Economic and Social Research Council Debrah Harding - Market Research Society Scott Summers - UK Data Service David Hand - Imperial College Chair: Nick Moon - Moonlight Research   Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Exploring Regional Statistics

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    Exploring Regional Statistics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/exploring-regional-statistics We would like to invite you to a seminar exploring regional statistics. In the morning the ONS Economic Forum will present the current state of the UK economy and present on statistics at a regional level. This will also include an opportunity to hear about exciting developments with transformation of local area statistics. In the afternoon, the Economic Statistics Working Group (ESWG) is hosting a Seminar focusing on Regional Statistics. This session gives the opportunity to hear from users of data at a regional level, Chaired by Dev Virdee, the keynote speakers will be Richard Kneller (Nottingham University) on Local Economic Partnerships, Rupert Greenhalgh (Greater Manchester Authority) and Sandy Stewart (Scottish Executive) This seminar is the latest in a series organised jointly by the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), the Royal Economic Society (RES), the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE), Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Society of Professional Economists (SPE). It is part of a wider effort to ensure that UK economic statistics keep pace with the changing shape of modern economies and societies, and continue to meet users’ needs. Delegates are invited to one or both sessions. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • A comprehensive approach to problems of performance measurement

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    A comprehensive approach to problems of performance measurement https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/a-comprehensive-approach-to-problems-of-performance-measurement Author: N. I. Fisher, University of Sydney and ValueMetrics, Sydney The paper describes a comprehensive approach to problems of performance measurement that can be used to tackle a wide range of situations, including designing monthly board and leadership reports in enterprises, assessing research quality and monitoring the efficiency and effectiveness of government programmes. It provides a review of various methods for tackling these problems and outlines some current areas of research. Although technical statistical issues are buried somewhat below the surface, statistical thinking is very much part of the main line of argument, meaning that performance measurement should be an area attracting serious attention from statisticians. To be published in Series A; for more information go to the Wiley Online Library. The preprint is available here. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • A Statistician’s Adventures in Wonderland: Using Statistical Theory, Epidemiology and Clinical Trials for Public Health Impact

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    A Statistician’s Adventures in Wonderland: Using Statistical Theory, Epidemiology and Clinical Trials for Public Health Impact https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/a-statistician-s-adventures-in-wonderland-using-statistical-theory-epidemiology-and-clinical-trials-for-public-health-impact Prof Deborah Ashby (Imperial College London and RSS president) About the event: Statistical theory, making epidemiological observations and carrying out incisive analyses of them, and designing and carrying out elegant clinical trials are all absorbing, challenging academic activities in their own right. However, sometimes we can be left wondering ‘So what?’. Using those underpinning sciences to make a tangible difference to people’s health sometimes means going the extra mile, and venturing into worlds beyond the ivory tower. Drawing on Deborah’s experiences from the worlds of academia, drug regulation and research funding, she will look at some examples that have made a difference, reflecting on both the scientific underpinnings, and the pathways to making an impact, as well as her personal reflections on that journey. Timings: 13:00-14:00 (Talk + Q&A) 14:00-14:30 (Refreshments)  To help us with planning the event, please RSVP here. (Eventbrite will email you tickets but you can ignore them.) Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Longitudinal and Missing Data

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    Longitudinal and Missing Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/longitudinal-and-missing-data-2f71f6ab-5c32-490f-948f-3797937a5409 Presented by Geert Verbeke and Geert Molenberghs Level – Professional CPD 12 hours The course begins with a brief presentation of linear mixed models for continuous hierarchical data. The course focus is from the modeller’s perspective and on applications. Emphasis will be on model formulation, parameter estimation, and hypothesis testing, as well as on the distinction between the random-effects (hierarchical) model and the implied marginal model. It will be shown that, if no appropriate measures are taken, missing data can seriously jeopardize results, and interpretation difficulties are bound to occur. Methods to properly analyse incomplete data, under flexible assumptions, will be presented.  For further information and to book your place, click on the button below:   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Identifying Trends & making Forecasts

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    Identifying Trends & making Forecasts https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/identifying-trends-making-forecasts Tutor - Nigel Marriott Level - Foundation CPD 6 Hours This course illustrates the basic practice for summarising and measuring trends as well as the best methods to extrapolate trends into a forecast. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • POSTPONED: ESWG seminar on the Gender Pay Gap

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    POSTPONED: ESWG seminar on the Gender Pay Gap https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/postponed-eswg-seminar-on-the-gender-pay-gap This event has been postponed. Information about a rescheduled date will be announced in due course. This event aims to provide an insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the UK’s current system and how it could be improved in the future.  Agenda - Shaw Library 13:30 – 14:00 Arrival and registration 14:00 – 14:20 Welcome and opening remarks, Professor Jen Rogers (RSS Vice-President for External Affairs) 14:20 – 15:00 Gender Pay Gap over time and space – Dr Judith Shapiro (LSE) The gender pay gap has in recent years taken centre stage, generally as a single headline figure representing one of the remaining inequalities between men and women in the UK. This opening talk looks at the measurement in its broader socio-economic and (short and very long- run) historical context, and then provides a critical overview of the currently fiercely competing theoretical and empirical views on the meaning of this metric. We will also consider the relationship of this pay gap to other dimensions of gender equality and current international attempts at gender equality rankings. 15:00 – 15:20 Discussion 15:20 – 15:40 Refreshment break 15:40 – 15:45 Chair to introduce next speaker 15:45 – 16:20 How widespread was good & bad practice for gender pay gap reporting analysis in the UK in 2018? - Nigel Marriott CStat By requiring all employers to publish their gender pay gaps, HR professionals are now required to be statisticians in addition to their day job. My 20 years of experience of teaching non-statisticians basic stats tells me that many employers will struggle to analyse & understand their pay gaps and to identify actions to close them. Rather than rely on my intuition, I have undertaken an in-depth audit of a stratified random sample of at least 250 employers to measure how well employers are reporting, analysing and interpreting their payroll data for pay gaps. My audit should highlight the best and worst practices and I will use this to make recommendations for improvements. These recommendations will build on the Royal Statistical Society’s 10 recommendations for improving gender pay gap reporting which can be found here. 16:20 – 16:40 Discussion 16:40 – 17:00 Panel session- Judith Shapiro (LSE), Nigel Marriott (LSE) and Roger Smith (ONS) 17:00 – Chairs closing remarks The event is being organised by the Economic Statistics Working Group (ESWG), which brings together the Royal Statistical Society, the Office for National Statistics, the Royal Economic Society, the Society of Professional Economists and the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence. ESWG is indebted to LSE for kindly acting as its host.     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Non-proportional hazards and applications in immuno-oncology

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    Non-proportional hazards and applications in immuno-oncology https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/non-proportional-hazards-and-applications-in-immuno-oncology About the event: Designs of clinical trials with time to event primary endpoints usually rely on hazards being constant over time. A major challenge in immuno-oncology is the delayed onset of benefit with such therapies and the presence of non-proportional hazards. The impact of this needs to be accounted for in sample size calculations, analysis methodology and reporting. At this meeting, we will examine possible strategies to handle such features, which may not be fully known when the trial is initiated. Click HERE for further information. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • POSTPONED: Making Mathematics Accessible to All Workshop

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    POSTPONED: Making Mathematics Accessible to All Workshop https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/postponed-making-mathematics-accessible-to-all-workshop About the event: Mathematics forms the basis for a host of applications which build the foundation of our modern life. The 2010 Equality Act means that mathematics should be accessible to all students who wish to explore this beautiful science at university level, and the 2018 Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018 reinforces that digital content should be fully accessible to all learners. The workshop aims to bring together individuals to share current best practice in making mathematics accessible. It will focus on preparing educational resources for students with visual impairments, students with dyslexia or autism, and all other students who will benefit from accessible lectures, virtual learning environments and tutorial support. This one-day workshop is part of the IMA & RSS Higher Education Teaching and Learning Series 2020; participation is free and open to all those working in the higher education sector.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • POSTPONED: Future Arrangements for Inflation Statistics

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    POSTPONED: Future Arrangements for Inflation Statistics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/postponed-future-arrangements-for-inflation-statistics About the Event: The Royal Statistical Society is pleased to be hosting an open meeting on the Retail Prices Index (RPI) on Thursday 2 April, from 5.30pm, at its Errol Street headquarters.    The meeting forms part of the consultation that the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) and HM Treasury (HMT) are undertaking on this important subject, following the decision to bring the methods of CPIH into RPI. The UKSA-HMT consultation will consider whether to bring CPIH’s methods into RPI between 2025 and 2030. This RSS-hosted meeting, organised jointly with UKSA, will discuss the statistical elements of the consultation, and other matters related to inflation statistics. The event’s confirmed keynote speakers are currently: Jonathan Athow (Deputy National Statistician, Office for National Statistics); Jill Leyland (member, ONS Advisory Panel (Stakeholder) on Consumer Prices); and Tony Cox (Chair, RPI/CPI User Group). The meeting, while hosted by RSS, will be open to all interested parties, so we would encourage you to register asap.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Poverty measure seminar

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    Poverty measure seminar https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/poverty-measure-seminar The Royal Statistical Society is holding a seminar focusing on the new poverty measure developed recently by the Social Metrics Commission. We are looking forward to hearing from Baroness Stroud, Lord Lipsey, Baroness Lister and other key stakeholders discussing how we might have the new poverty measure adopted by government. The event is to be chaired by Sir Peter Bottomley MP. RSS fellows are welcome but please register your interest beforehand so we have an idea of numbers.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Industrial Strength Data Science presents: "a hell of a lot of skills"

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    Industrial Strength Data Science presents: "a hell of a lot of skills" https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/industrial-strength-data-science-presents-a-hell-of-a-lot-of-skills A panel discussion and networking event for those interested in the long term success of data science as a profession.   About this Event Being a data scientist involves a wide range of diverse skills, such as mathematics, statistics, programming, technical communication, problem-solving, business knowledge, machine learning, and on and on. And there are a number of routes into the discipline, from university courses, on-the-job training, self-taught & online courses, and data-intense PhDs. This jumble of skills and routes means no two data scientists look the same. Combined with the variety of domains that data scientists work in, and the innovative nature of the role, it is hard to definitively list the required skills of a data scientist. Is this ambiguity a problem? Has the time come for a professional data science body to create an accreditation system? What would be the benefits, and how could it practically operate? Wouldn't it create an elitist program, and stifle innovation? And who could possibly be the gatekeeper? What do you think? *This event will be followed by a drinks reception. We will explore these questions and more at our next "Industrial Strength Data Science" event on the evening of Thursday 25th July 2019, with a fantastic panel of speakers and contributors. Registration alongside refreshments will be open from 6.30 pm See you there!   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Learning more from the practice of educational trials - some methodological developments

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    Learning more from the practice of educational trials - some methodological developments https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/learning-more-from-the-practice-of-educational-trials-some-methodological-developments About the event: The meeting follows up the Social Statistics Section meeting in 2015 which identified the need to power trials to understand their impact on disadvantaged groups. It is also linked to the afternoon meeting reviewing the experience of 100 years of trials in education (separate registration required). This event will be of a more technical nature, aimed at researchers interested in education trial development, and in understanding social inequalities in policy experiments. Full Abstracts available here Speakers Chair: Harvey Goldstein (University of Bristol) Zhi Min Xiao (University of Exeter) -  "The case against Perfection in the Mean: Pupil Advantage Index as a step towards Personalised Intervention" Ben Weidmann (Harvard University & Education Endowment Foundation) - "Lurking inferential monsters? Quantifying selection bias in non-experimental evaluations of school programs" Thomas King (Social Statistics Section committee) Event Fees: Concessionary Fellow:£15 CStat/GradStat: £18 Fellows: 20 None of the above: £30 The registration fee includes lunch and refreshments throughout the morning. Registration with payment is required. Please register here.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Data Science VS Statistics: Is it the Emperor's New Clothes

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    Data Science VS Statistics: Is it the Emperor's New Clothes https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/data-science-vs-statistics-is-it-the-emperor-s-new-clothes About the Event:  The Professional Statisticians Network invite you to attend this free-to-attend event and become part of one of the most topical discussions within the world of data science and statistics today: is data science a new professionalism, or is it just statistics with a new title? The event will be a light-hearted discussion chaired by Gemma Hodgson of the RSS Professional Affairs Committee (PAC). The discussion panel will include other members of the RSS Professional Affairs Committee, as well as members from the world of academia and government statistics.* *Please note that this event will be recorded for future playback Speakers and panel members:  Chair: Gemma Hodgson Guest Speaker: Noel-Ann Bradshaw  Panel Members:  Alessandro Provetti Kate Land Rachel Hilliam Robert Mastrodomenico  Registration alongside refreshments from 6.30pm Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Longitudinal and Missing Data

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    Longitudinal and Missing Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/longitudinal-and-missing-data-ac1cd26a-dfc5-4d85-8592-93fa8b1a7e54 Presented by Geert Verbeke and Geert Molenberghs Level - Professional CPD 12 hours. This two-day course examines model formulation, parameter estimation and hypothesis testing, whilst also focusing on the distinction between the random-effects (hierarchical) model and the implied marginal model. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Interactive Dashboards & Web Apps using R & Shiny

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    Interactive Dashboards & Web Apps using R & Shiny https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/interactive-dashboards-web-apps-using-r-shiny Martin John Hadley Level - Professional CPD 12 hours This course will introduce how to create interactive dashboards and web applications using R and Shiny. It will also cover how to design responsive webs applications that seamlessly work on mobile devices.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to Bayesian Statistics

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    Introduction to Bayesian Statistics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-bayesian-statistics-7167ad1b-b4b4-44bf-8c25-fca566641ec8 Presented by Richard Morey Level - Intermediate CPD 12 hours Bayesian statistics has become a standard approach for many applied statisticians across a wide variety of fields due to its conceptual unity, clarity and practical benefits. However, because training in Bayesian methods is often not a standard part of research curricula, the benefits of Bayesian statistics have been slower to reach applied researchers. This two-day course aims to provide a working knowledge of Bayesian statistics for interested researchers.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Women in Mathematics: Opportunities for the Future 2019

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    Women in Mathematics: Opportunities for the Future 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/women-in-mathematics-opportunities-for-the-future-2019 About the event: Join us for our annual Women in Mathematics event, Tuesday 5th – Wednesday 6th November 2019 - open to female and non-binary students in the UK and Ireland.   A PhD in mathematics can offer you independence, challenging problems and an inspiring job, as well as the chance to travel and the opportunity to make a difference.  This two-day event is aimed at encouraging women and non-binary people to consider continuing their studies to PhD level.   The event features talks from mathematicians working both in universities and industry, giving insight into their current roles and their careers to date. Even more importantly, there is ample time to talk in small groups to the other participants who are facing the same decisions, and to current PhD students who have recently faced the same questions. It will be an opportunity to discuss your motivations as well as your concerns, and specifically to identify and seek to address any concerns related to gender identity.  The Wednesday afternoon session is open to all students and will more broadly address the nature of PhD research, the work environment, the application process, and career options. It will also provide an opportunity to discuss issues and concerns around PhD study.    Full information about the event and application form available at the following link: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/maths/events/2019/women-in-maths-2019.html Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Introduction to R & Statistical Modelling in R

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    Introduction to R & Statistical Modelling in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-r-statistical-modelling-in-r-42ff19ae-30dc-49f5-95eb-ffa4f5d923d3 Presented by Dr Colin Gillespie / Dr Jamie Owen Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This two day course focuses on entering, working with and visualising data (Day 1), as well as regression modelling in R, including linear, general logistic and survival models (Day 2). Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS Merseyside - Mental Health Statistics

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    RSS Merseyside - Mental Health Statistics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-merseyside-mental-health-statistics On the 13th May 2019, the RSS Merseyside Local Group will welcome speakers Professor Richard Emsley (Kings College London), and Dr Anais Rouanet (MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge University) for our event "Mental Health Statistics: Showcasing the analysis of mental health data", which coincides with the UK Mental Health Awareness Week.  The meeting will take place in Room 107, Brodie Tower, University of Liverpool Campus (Building 233, in gridsquare C8 on campus map, https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/files/docs/maps/liverpool-university-campus-map.pdf) 14:00-14:50 Dr Anais Rouanet (MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge University): Clustering methods for the study of cognitive decline and dementia for precision medicine: applications to French and US cohorts. Dementia is one of the major causes of dependency amongst the elderly. No treatments have proved efficient to slow down the progression of this syndrome as they are probably administered too late. Identifying subjects at high risk of dementia is thus essential to start patient management earlier and improve individual health care, in a precision medicine context. Clustering methods are a powerful tool to identify and profile the at-risk population over time. A first application will be based on the North American ADNI cohort, using a nonparametric Bayesian clustering method to identify patterns of cognitive declines, associated with brain imaging profiles. In a risk-stratified approach, a joint latent class model will be considered to analyze simultaneously the time-to-dementia in the French Paquid study, to associate different risks of dementia to each cognitive pattern, giving a more clinical interpretation to the clusters. This method accounts in particular for the interval censoring of dementia diagnosis as well as the competing risk of death. Finally, a dynamic prediction tool will be derived, allowing to compute for a given subject, the probability to develop dementia within the next 5 years, based on cognitive tests. This probability can then be updated at each new marker value collected. These statistical tools are thus promising to refine the stratification of subjects with high risk of dementia and ultimately develop individual dynamic predictive tools for dementia, to improve individual care and/or for recruitment in clinical trials. 14:50-15:10 Tea and Coffee break 15:10-16:00 Professor Richard Emsley (Kings College London): How do mental health interventions work and who do they work for? Well-designed randomised trials should involve examining the intermediate pathways through which the intervention under study affects the outcome. Similarly, in observational studies understanding how exposures impact on later outcomes is of crucial importance. Both of these questions can be answered using an approach called mediation analysis. This talk will discuss some of our new statistical methodology in mediation analysis arising from our research programme in efficacy and mechanisms evaluation. We illustrate these methods with examples from the field of mental health, examining the mediating role of various cognitive processes in the effect of childhood trauma on symptoms of psychosis and the role of sleep in psychological well-being. All are welcome to attend the meeting, however we ask that people register in advance so that we can organise sufficient refreshments.  More information, and registration links can be found at  https://sites.google.com/site/rssmerseyside/research-meetings/mentalhealthstatistics . Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS Sheffield: Uses of R Software

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    RSS Sheffield: Uses of R Software https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-sheffield-uses-of-r-software Putting the R in Reproducible Research - Anna Krystalli (Research Software Engineering, The University of Sheffield) R and its ecosystem of packages offers a wide variety of statistical and graphical techniques and is increasing in popularity as the tool of choice for data analysis in academia. In addition to its powerful analytical features, the R ecosystem provides a large number of tools and conventions to help support more open, robust and reproducible research. This includes tools for managing research projects, building robust analysis workflows, documenting data and code, testing code and disseminating and sharing analyses. In this talk we’ll take a whistle-stop tour of the breadth of available tools, demonstrating the ways R and the Rstudio integrated development environment can be used to underpin more open reproducible research and facilitate best practice. Cloud Computing with R - Alison Parton (Animal and Plant Sciences, The University of Sheffield) R has cemented itself as the language of choice for many a statistician and data scientist, but is often heckled as a sluggish competitor to the likes of Python. This talk will discuss one avenue for maintaining the comfort and power of R (see Anna’s talk!) without having to wait days for your desktop analysis to complete. The foreach package is a set of functions that allow virtually anything that can be expressed as a for-loop as a set of parallel tasks. By registering a parallel backend through the doParallel package, you can speed up the run-time of your work by utilising the full capacity of your machine. Alison will introduce how to rewrite workflows to utilise the foreach approach and show how you can implement a parallel workflow on your own machine with doParallel. For a low-range machine, this will reduce your run-time by 4-fold and for those lucky few with high-range budgets you’ll receive something around 16-fold. So how about going one step further, and increasing to hundreds-fold? We can achieve this by using cloud computing services, taking the load away from your own machine. Cloud computing services have been seen to have a steep learning curve and this has led to many shying away from using such a useful resource. Alison will introduce you to the doAzureParallel package for R, create by Microsoft to bypass this learning curve and allow you to implement the foreach package in parallel in the cloud with only minor amendments to the R code that has been blighting you for months.  R Validation Hub Project - Lyn Taylor (Phastar, PSI AIMS SIG Lead, RSS Local Group chair) To date, the use of R Software in the pharmaceutical industry has been relatively limited to exploratory work and not routinely used in regulatory submissions where SAS® Software is still favoured. One of the difficulties in using R for submissions is being able to provide the regulators with appropriate documentation of testing and validation for the packages used. In June 2018, the R consortium granted funding for a PSI AIMS SIG initiative to create an online ‘R package validation repository’. With representatives from Abbvie, Amgen, Biogen, Eli Lilly, FDA, GSK, J&J, Merck, Merck KGaA, Novartis, PPD, PRA, Pfizer, Roche / Genentech, Syne qua non and the Transcelerate project, the ‘R Validation Hub’ team launched a free to access web site to host validation documentation and metrics for R packages (https://www.pharmar.org/). Although, the project is still in its early stages, it is looking to expand on the website content and encourage contribution of R metrics and tests for packages from all R-users. The talk will discuss what is meant by validation, how R differs to SAS, justify our approach to the validation issue and present the future capabilities of the website and how all R-users are set to benefit from the work. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS West Midlands: Modelling genes: the backwards and forwards of mathematical population genetics

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    RSS West Midlands: Modelling genes: the backwards and forwards of mathematical population genetics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-west-midlands-modelling-genes-the-backwards-and-forwards-of-mathematical-population-genetics Speaker: Alison Etheridge OBE FRS - University of Oxford   About the Event: When Mendelian genetics was rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th Century, it was widely believed to be incompatible with Darwin's theory of natural selection. The mathematical sciences, in the hands of pioneers such as Fisher, Haldane and Wright, played a fundamental role in the reconciliation of the two theories, and the new field of theoretical population genetics was born. But fundamental questions remained (and remain) unresolved. The genetic composition of a population can be changed by natural selection, mutation, mating, and other genetic, ecological and evolutionary mechanisms. How do they interact with one another, and what was their relative importance in shaping the patterns that we see today? Whereas the pioneers of the field could only observe genetic variation indirectly, by looking at traits of individuals in a population, researchers today have direct access to DNA sequences, but making sense of this wealth of data presents a major scientific challenge and mathematical models play a decisive role. In this lecture we'll discuss how to distill our understanding into workable models and then explore the remarkable power of simple mathematical caricatures in interrogating modern genetic data.   Attendance is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required:   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Python for R programmers

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    Python for R programmers https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/python-for-r-programmers-231cb99b-722a-4281-b02f-cedcbcf95153 Presented by Rob Mastrodomenico Level - Intermediate CPD 12 hours The purpose of this course is teach Python to replace R, and is ideal for those with a working knowledge of both Python and R.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Spatial Data Analysis in R

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    Spatial Data Analysis in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/spatial-data-analysis-in-r Tutor - Colin Gillespie / Jamie Owen Level - Intermediate CPD 12 Hours As spatial datasets get larger and more sophisticated software needs to be harnessed for their analysis. R is now a widely used open source software platform for working with spatial data thanks to its powerful analysis and visualisation packages. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • RSS 2019 Annual General Meeting

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    RSS 2019 Annual General Meeting https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-2019-annual-general-meeting The one hundred and eighty-fifth annual general meeting of the Society shall take place on: Tuesday 3 September 2019 at 12.50pm in ICC Belfast at the RSS 2019 Annual Conference. It is free to attend. Read the minutes for the 2018 AGM (PDF). Read the agenda for the 2019 meeting (PDF). Download our 2018 annual report and accounts (PDF). If you are attending the RSS Conference, there is no need to RSVP for the AGM. However, if you are not attending the RSS Conference, please email the RSS in advance to let us know that you will be attending. Agenda and further details TBA. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • CANCELLED: Identifying Trends & making Forecasts

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    CANCELLED: Identifying Trends & making Forecasts https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/cancelled-identifying-trends-making-forecasts Tutor - Nigel Marriott Level - Foundation CPD 6 Hours This course illustrates the basic practice for summarising and measuring trends as well as the best methods to extrapolate trends into a forecast.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • HAWASSA STAT & MATH CONFERENCE 2019

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    HAWASSA STAT & MATH CONFERENCE 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/hawassa-stat-math-conference-2019 After more than a decade of international cooperation between the University of Hawassa in Ethiopia and NTNU and the University of Oslo in Norway, and in occasion of the conclusion of the NORAD (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation) funded joint programme in training and education in mathematical and statistical modelling, we are please to invite you to the international HAWASSA STAT & MATH CONFERENCE.   For full information, registration, and abstract submission see: http://www.hu.edu.et/mathstatconf/    Contributed talks and posters are welcomed.    Invited speakers will include:    Sylvia Richardson, Cambridge  Laura Palagi, Rome  Peter Diggle, Lancaster    About half of the programme is dedicated to statistics, and the other half to operation research and applied mathematics.    Hawassa city, located in the African Rift Valley on the shores of Lake Hawassa, offers a unique atmosphere. A thriving city - its identity not lost to metropole conformity - exposes the strengths, opportunities, charms and challenges of Africa - in a safe setting under the gentle Ethiopian sun.    There are multiple grants for African participants, more information on the web-page.    Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Basic Statistics (Understanding and analysing data)

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    Basic Statistics (Understanding and analysing data) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-understanding-and-analysing-data-d35f8459-74c1-4171-bb9c-0ae36ccbf3b3 Presented by Jenny Freeman Level - Foundation CDP 18 hours This is a three day version of our popular two say course which aims to help delegates understand some basic statistical concepts and develop a strategy for approaching a simple data analysis   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Data visualisation

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    Data visualisation https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/data-visualisation-62efde52-63ce-4a89-976c-4ec58b7d006c Presenter: Alan Smith Level: Foundation CPD: 12 hours Being able to communicate statistics visually to a broad audience is an increasingly important skill for many people working in data-driven environments. Yet this is a skill all too often overlooked on academic curriculums. This introductory course provides the background context, essential theory and practical guidance needed to develop confidence in using data visualisation effectively. For more information and to book your place, click on the button below: Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Characteristics of Good Data Governance

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    Characteristics of Good Data Governance https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/characteristics-of-good-data-governance About the event: Ownership of datasets is at odds with respect for people, and good use of the data, similarly individual control. Data governance is the obvious solution yet obviously lacking in current data sharing activities. However, there are good practices, many of which seem to be specialised to specific settings. This meeting will bring together speakers from quite different areas to expound their view. We expect speakers to identify problems which have led to their view, as well as strengths of their own practices. These views are likely to be challenging and we expect to see some contradictions and remaining unresolved problems. But we also hope to develop consensus on the characteristics of good data governance, and any contrasts with practice. This will lead to consideration of capacity and capability to deliver this, which seems to be acutely short, and therefore an imperative for this to be resolved. Anyone interested in contributing to the agenda of resolving the contemporary challenge of data governance will be very welcome at the meeting will need to form an agenda for the future development of data governance. Chair: Hetan Shah - Royal Statistical Society (policy/ethics overview)   Speakers: Peter Wells (Open Data Institute) - "Data trusts (and other approaches to stewardship)" Catherine Bromley (UK Statistics Authority) - “Building confidence in the handling and use of data” Max Tse (National Audit Office) - "Data and Transformation" Madeleine Murtagh (Newcastle University) - “Developing responsive, collective data governance for health research” Paul Burton (Newcastle University) -  “DataSHIELD: taking the analysis to the data” Wendy Craig (Newcastle University) - "Data Protection Data Ethics" Kieron O'Hara (University of Southampton) - “Data Trusts, Governance and Ethics: A Functional View” Robin Rice (Edinburgh University) - "Providing support and services for researchers in good data governance" Steve Caughey (National Innovation Centre for Data) - "Encouraging Data Sharing: A practical approach"      With the support of:   Attendance is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • techUK's Digital Ethics Summit 2019

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    techUK's Digital Ethics Summit 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/techuk-s-digital-ethics-summit-2019 About the event: On 11 December 2019 techUK and partners will bring together academics, philosophers, lawyers, technology experts, policy makers and other key stakeholders at techUK’s annual Digital Ethics Summit. This year’s Summit will take stock and reflect on developments during 2019 and ask whether digital ethics can provide real answers to tough, challenging questions. Given the growing scepticism, from some, as to whether digital ethics is really the solution to the issues being raised about the impact of advanced technologies the Summit will examine whether enough progress and action is being made. Through keynote presentations and panel breakout sessions the Summit will showcase practical examples of ethics in action and explore the extent to which ethics is having a real impact and delivering genuine benefits to people's everyday lives. This year the Summit will also highlight and celebrate people and groups that are leading from the front and moving the digital ethics from debate and discussion to real action. It will also assess the digital ethics community's progress against the eight actions identified in techUK's Digital Ethics in 2019 paper and identify areas where greater collaboration between partners could help the continued development of a functioning and productive digital ethics ecosystem to ensure the UK remains a world leader in responsible tech. The Summit will again be organised by techUK in partnership with the Wellcome Trust, Digital Catapault, Royal Society, Open Data Institute, the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, the Digital Ethics Lab and other partners. Full information available at the following link: https://www.techuk.org/digital-ethics-summit/about Digital Ethics is one of our most popular events so make sure to register now for your free place.  Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Data integration and modelling in observational studies

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    Data integration and modelling in observational studies https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/data-integration-and-modelling-in-observational-studies About the Event: This is the concluding workshop for the MRC Methodology funded grant “A general framework to adjust for missing confounders in observational studies”; it will cover different challenges researchers face in the context of observational studies and strategies to deal with these. The range of talks will focus on data integration and evidence synthesis, modelling of missing data and causal inference.     Speakers: Bianca De Stavola, UCL Carla Diaz-Ordaz, LSHTM Sara Geneletti, LSE Robert Goudie, MRC-BSU Cambridge Cosetta Minelli, Imperial College Monica Pirani, Imperial College Sylvia Richardson, MRC-BSU Cambridge  Lance Waller, Emory University   Please, click HERE to see the Full Programme    Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required:   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • German Joint Statistical Meeting - DAGStat2019

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    German Joint Statistical Meeting - DAGStat2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/german-joint-statistical-meeting-dagstat2019 According to the motto ‘Statistics under one umbrella’, contributions of all areas of statistics will form the conference program. The program will include plenary talks, invited talks, contributed talks and posters.  Confirmed plenary speakers are Sara van de Geer (ETH Zurich), Andrew Gelman (Columbia University), Michael Jordan (Berkeley University), Donald Rubin (Harvard University). Numerous invited speakers guarantee a stimulating and interesting program.  Scientific exchange between the participating societies is one main aim of the conference.  The homepage provides informations about the main topics. Tutorials will be offered about the topics "Adaptive designs for clinical trials" (Frank Bretz, Tim Friede), "Bayesian data analysis using Stan" (Andrew Gelman) and "Spatio-temporal modeling" (Thomas Kneib) Registration is now open. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Spatial Data Analysis with R

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    Spatial Data Analysis with R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/spatial-data-analysis-with-r Presenter: Colin Gillespie & R Lovelace Level: Intermediate CPD: 6 hours As spatial datasets get larger and more sophisticated software needs to be harnessed for their analysis. R is now a widely used open source software platform for working with spatial data thanks to its powerful analysis and visualisation packages. The focus of this one-day course is on providing participants with the understanding needed to apply R's powerful suite of geographical tools to their own problems. To find out further information and to book your place, click the link below: Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Industrial Strength Data Science presents: “We are not unicorns”

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    Industrial Strength Data Science presents: “We are not unicorns” https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/industrial-strength-data-science-presents-we-are-not-unicorns About the event: We, data scientists, have been objectified from early days… starting in 2012 when HBR called a data scientist “the sexiest job of 21st century” through to all the tales of business success driven by the buzz of big data. Especially firms who adopted some form of ML driven products started to spread tales about them, the unicorns. People who can come to your business and completely transform it. Has this done damage or favour to the data science industry? We are going to explore this topic in this indeed unique event hosted by Data Science Section of the Royal Statistical Society.  The event is going to be opened by Martin Goodson, the new chair of the section introducing what the section is planning over the next year. Magda Piatkowska (head of data solutions at the BBC) will be joined by renowned industry professionals, who have built teams and educated new generations of the data science professionals. Expect no unicorns, just debate.   This event is free and open to all, members and non-members, but registration is required.   This event will be followed by a drinks reception sponsored by Evolution AI and Mango Solutions                                                     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Standing up for Science workshop

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    Standing up for Science workshop https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/standing-up-for-science-workshop About the event We are delighted to be running our Standing up for Science workshop for the first time in Norwich this year. Join us to find out how to make your voice heard in public debates about science.  Meet researchers who have engaged with the media or politicians, learn from respected science journalists, find out how researchers can inform policymakers,  get hints and tips from communications experts, and find out how to involve the public in communicating research. Click HERE for application details.  Deadline for applications: 17:00 on Wednesday, 17th April.     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • POSTPONED: eDNA: Challenges and Opportunities

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    POSTPONED: eDNA: Challenges and Opportunities https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/postponed-edna-challenges-and-opportunities Environmental DNA (eDNA) is an increasingly popular survey tool for monitoring species distribution. eDNA surveys have been used with a wide variety of species in different landscapes and there is growing evidence that they suffer from lower observation error than existing methods relying on direct observation of the target species. From detecting single species using quantitative PCR, to studying whole communities using metabarcoding, eDNA is showing great promise in helping us understand species distributions and community compositions. However, we are yet to fully understand the properties of eDNA, and hence are only beginning to appreciate the opportunities that eDNA surveys bring or the challenges that we need to overcome in the field, in the lab or in implementing eDNA surveys into policy. This meeting brings together researchers who are leading in the development of new statistical methods for analysing eDNA data, in evaluating the use of eDNA surveys with different species and landscapes, or in embedding eDNA techniques into national or international policy. Speakers and talks: Naomi Ewald, FreshWater Habitats Trust: “Analysis of eDNA data to inform conservation priorities: case studies of long term species monitoring and short term before-after surveys” Francesco Ficetola, University of Milan:  “Environmental DNA to track long-term changes of mountain ecosystem” Jim Griffin, University College London: “Modelling environmental DNA data; Bayesian variable selection accounting for false positive and false negative errors” Kerry Walsh, Environment Agency: “Challenges and opportunities: A regulator’s perspective” Doug Yu, University of East Anglia: “Managing wildlife with eDNA data: salmon, leeches, insects, and forests” Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Meta-analyzing the SDGs: findings from systematic reviews

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    Meta-analyzing the SDGs: findings from systematic reviews https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/meta-analyzing-the-sdgs-findings-from-systematic-reviews About the event: The international community has rallied around the SDGs, as it did the preceding MDGs. Hundreds of billions of dollars are spent each to reduce child mortality, get and keep girls in school, move households out of poverty and so on. But are these dollars well spent - do the interventions they support actually work? Recent years have seen the rise of evidence-based policy and practice, with growing evidence about what works and what doesn't. Findings from these studies should be summarized in systematic reviews. The Campbell Collaboration has published around 40 reviews of different development interventions (and many more on interventions in developed countries some of which are relevant in a development setting). This talk will present some main lessons from these reviews, in particular the meta-analyses, they contain. Notable findings include that (1) many things don't work, (2) and when they do work, effect sizes are small, (3) with more rigorous studies finding smaller effects than less rigorous studies. (4) Positive effects are more likely in pilots but not at scale - efforts to scale programmes often fail, and (5) effects are smaller higher up the causal chain. The talk will conclude by showing examples of how a well-designed, mixed method synthesis, can give useful insights for programme design.   Speaker: Howard White, CEO of The Campbell Collaboration   Registration alongside tea and coffee from 4.30 pm. Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • SATRDAYS

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    SATRDAYS https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/satrdays About the event: A conference for users of the R Language on 4th April 2020 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel - University of Edinburgh, RStudio Senior Lecturer, Data Scientist and Professional Educator    Julia Silge - Stack Overflow Data Scientist Note: the conference and tutorial registrations are two separate payments. Tutorial: The day before the conference we are running three-hour tutorials, starting at 13:00 and finishing at 16:30.  Conference tickets range from £30 (early bird) to £60 (late notice).  Registration at the following link: https://webstore.ncl.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/faculty-of-science-agriculture-engineering/mathematics-statistics-and-physics/satrday-2020   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Publication Quality Charts withggplot2

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    Publication Quality Charts withggplot2 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/publication-quality-charts-withggplot2 Publication Quality Charts with ggplot2 (I) Martin John Hadley Level - Intermediate CPD 12 Hours 17 & 18 December 2018 - London This course will introduce how the tidyverse and ggplot2 can be used to reproducibly create publication quality charts from R.  Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Extreme Value Statistics

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    Extreme Value Statistics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/extreme-value-statistics-731d8f17-e468-47aa-b0ad-9a7e688c8f58 Presented by Janet Heffernan and Harry Southworth Level - Professional CPD 12 hours Most statistical methods are aimed at characterizing expected values, but in many settings it is the unexpected values, the extremes or outliers, that are of interest - e.g. extreme weather events, rare drug toxicities, or extreme movements in financial markets. This course covers the theory and associated statistical methods which form the cornerstone of this subject and which enable extrapolation to levels beyond those already observed in a dataset. For further information and to book your place, click on the button below: Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to R & Regression Models in R

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    Introduction to R & Regression Models in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-r-regression-models-in-r-b70db952-8c3d-462f-a4ee-4815c3ddb97c Presented by Paul Baxter Level - Foundation  CPD 12 hours The purpose of this course is to introduce participants to the R environment for statistical computing. Day 1 of the course focuses on entering, working with and visualising data in R. Day 2 focuses on regression modelling in R, including linear, general linear, logistic and survival models. Participants can either register for both days, or for either Day 1 or Day 2, depending on their background and interests. For further information and to book your place, click on the button below:     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Basic Statistics (Understanding and analysing data)

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    Basic Statistics (Understanding and analysing data) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-understanding-and-analysing-data-51e6b405-79e4-403d-b78f-6a773fdeae13 Presented by Ellen Marshall Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This two day course aims to help delegates understand some basic statistical concepts and develop a strategy for approaching a simple data analysis. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS South Wales: New Innovations in Healthcare Analytics

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    RSS South Wales: New Innovations in Healthcare Analytics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-south-wales-new-innovations-in-healthcare-analytics About the event: The healthcare sector has witnessed largescale technological change in recent years, including in the area of data analysis. The digitalisation of health records has opened the door for the application of advanced analytical techniques, leading to improved decision-making and patient outcomes. However, these innovate approaches have introduced new challenges, particularly around how the methods are implemented in practice and how their outputs are explained to users. This event, hosted by the RSS South Wales Local Group, consists of three talks on a variety of subjects, and brings together speakers from academia, the public sector, and commercial research. There will be an opportunity for networking between and following the talks, and light refreshments will be provided. Speakers:  Professor Alexander Balinsky, Cardiff University School of Mathematics Mathematics of Deep Learning Dr Tracey England, Aneurin Bevan Continuous Improvement (ABCi) Modelling Unit Bringing Statistics into an NHS Setting Professor Phil McEwan, Managing Director of Health Economics & Outcomes Research Ltd. Data Analytics in Health Economics and Outcomes Research   Full Abstracts available here Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.       Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Programming in R

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    Programming in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/programming-in-r Presenter: Jamie Owen Level: Intermediate CPD: 12 hours The course is a two day intensive course on programming principles in R. On completion of the course participants will gain experience in a range of programming techniques for the R programming language. Users will be able to write their own functions and scripts for undertaking bespoke data analysis tasks. Consideration of memory allocation, code profiling and leveraging parallel computation will also be explored to guide participants in the principles of efficient R programming. For further information and to book your place, please click on the button below: Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS Manchester:Human-Based Analytics and AI for Business and Social Science

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    RSS Manchester:Human-Based Analytics and AI for Business and Social Science https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-manchester-human-based-analytics-and-ai-for-business-and-social-science About the event: Hosted jointly by Manchester Metropolitan University and the Royal Statistical Society, and is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2019 This event aims to discuss and disseminate research around how human based analytics and AI can be developed to support business and social decision-making. The existing techniques of these methods are mostly based on scientific aspects. However, social science and business involve human beings, cultures, and societies. There is a challenge to integrate human feelings, social responsibilities, and ethics into such advanced technologies. Therefore, at this event we aim to explore these challenges and suggest possible solutions. Speakers: Dr Xin Shi - Reader in Applied Statistics Manchester Metropolian University Dr Manuel Lopez-Ibanez - Programme Director, MSc Business Analytics Alliance Manchester Business School (University of Manchester) Professor Jon Bannister -Director, Crime and Well-Being Big Data Centre Manchester Metropolitan University Dr Sabrina Thornton - Senior Lecturer in Marketing University of Huddersfield Schedule: 1.00pm – registration and refreshments 1.30pm – Introduction to the event and his research, Dr Xin Shi (Reader in Applied Statistics, Manchester Met) 2.00pm – Professor Jon Bannister (Director, Crime and Well-Being Big Data Centre, Manchester Met) 2.30pm – Dr Sabrina Thornton (Senior Lecturer in Marketing, University of Huddersfield) 3.00pm – Dr Manuel Lopez-Ibanez (Programme Director, MSc Business Analytics, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester) 3.30pm – Panel session with audience interaction chaired by Professor Scarf (Professor of Applied Statistics, Salford University) 4.00pm – Close Full information and registration at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/human-based-analytics-and-ai-for-business-and-social-science-tickets-73402682399 Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Survival Analysis

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    Survival Analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/survival-analysis-667b3394-6964-49fe-ad61-52a8d1422631 Presented by D Collett Level – Professional CPD 12 hours Standard methods of survival analysis based on the Kaplan-Meier estimate of a survivor function, the log rank test and Cox regression modelling are widely used in many different areas of application.   But often, the assumptions that underlie these techniques may not be valid, or the data structure may be more complex.  Extensions of these basic methods allow particular features of data that occur in practice to be handled appropriately.  This two fay course will describe some of these more advanced methods and illustrate their practical application using SAS and R.   For further information and to book your place, click on the button below:   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS South Wales: Centre for Trials Research Showcase

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    RSS South Wales: Centre for Trials Research Showcase https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-south-wales-centre-for-trials-research-showcase About the event: The Centre for Trials Research at Cardiff University is the largest group of academic clinical trials staff in Wales. We tackle the big diseases and health concerns of our time, including growing resistance to antibiotics, early cancer diagnosis and how to eliminate health inequalities. We achieve this by forming strategic partnerships with researchers, both seasoned and new, and building lasting relationships with the public, whose participation is essential for the success of our studies. The Centre for Trials Research is a UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) registered clinical trials unit. The Centre is home to researchers, trial managers, computer systems experts, data managers, administrators, quality assurance managers and statisticians. https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/centre-for-trials-research This event, hosted by the RSS South Wales Local Group, consists of four talks on a variety of subjects relevant to statisticians, conveying the breadth of different research undertaken within a clinical trials unit like the Centre for Trials Research. There will be an opportunity for networking between and following the talks, and light refreshments will be provided.   Speakers: Dr Rebecca Playle Title: Designing early phase studies for individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis (MA) Mandy Lau Title: Psychometric testing for validating a cancer symptom recognition measure Dr Charlotte Wilhelm-Benartzi Title: Surrogate Biomarkers and Surrogacy in novel clinical trial designs Professor Adrian Mander Title: Master Protocols and Platform Trials in Type 1 Diabetes I will be describing an IMI-funded initiative called INNODIA which is a large consortium involved in setting up a clinical network capable of running multiple trials within an observational cohort. Newly diagnosed people with type 1 diabetes are recruited into the INNODIA platform and either begin a 2-year follow-up natural history study or become a participant in the available trials. There are a standardised set of repeated measurements over the course of the natural history study and trials. The Master Protocol outlines the standardised elements of the sub-trials. Master protocols are increasingly used to combine several sub-trials into a single document and are efficient when they have been written but are a huge task to construct. The first sub-trial is an adaptive dose-ranging trial trying to look for a treatment effect on a dose that is known to show a difference but also to find a minimally effective low dose. There are seven interim analyses used to predict which dose is the best candidate of the low dose using the repeated measures C-peptide data using a Bayesian model. The second sub-trial is more standard two-arm parallel-groups trial but with the addition of an interim analysis to decide on whether to stop the trial early for futility or consider introducing a combination therapy arm. Several benefits of using platform trials with natural history components will be described alongside the potential issues that need to be resolved to maximise the information in this non-standard platform trial.   (Abstracts available HERE )  Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • RSS Oxford: Judging a book by its cover: How much of REF 'research quality' is really 'journal reputation'?

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    RSS Oxford: Judging a book by its cover: How much of REF 'research quality' is really 'journal reputation'? https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-oxford-judging-a-book-by-its-cover-how-much-of-ref-research-quality-is-really-journal-reputation Join the Oxford local branch of the Royal Statistical Society for this talk aimed at academics and non-academics with an interest in statistics. Professor David Firth will speak about Judging a book by its cover: How much of REF 'research quality' is really 'journal reputation'? Refreshments will be served from 15:30. The talk will begin at 16:00. SPEAKER: Professor David Firth is Professor of Statistics at the University of Warwick. He works on statistical theory, methods and computation, and applications in many disciplines, especially social-science and biostatistical applications. His activities include representing the Royal Statistical Society in the Methodology Advisory Committee of the UK's Government Statistical Service. TALK SUMMARY: The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is a periodic UK-wide assessment of the quality of published research in universities. The most recent REF was in 2014, and the next will be in 2021. The published results of REF2014 include a categorical 'quality profile' for each unit of assessment (typically a university department), reporting what percentage of the unit's REF-submitted research outputs were assessed as being at each of four quality levels (labelled 4*, 3*, 2* and 1*). Also in the public domain are the original submissions made to REF2014, which include — for each unit of assessment — publication details of the REF-submitted research outputs. In this study we address the question: to what extent can a REF quality profile for research outputs be attributed to the journals in which (most of) those outputs were published? The data are the published submissions and results from REF2014. The main statistical challenge comes from the fact that REF quality profiles are available only at the aggregated level of whole units of assessment: the REF panel's assessment of each individual research output is not made public. Our research question is thus an 'ecological inference' problem, which demands special care in model formulation and methodology. The analysis is based on logit models in which journal-specific parameters are regularized via prior 'pseudo-data'. We develop a lack-of-fit measure for the extent to which REF scores appear to depend on publication venues rather than research quality or institution-level differences. Results are presented for several research fields. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • RSS Glasgow: Transforming Health and Social Care Publications in Scotland

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    RSS Glasgow: Transforming Health and Social Care Publications in Scotland https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-glasgow-transforming-health-and-social-care-publications-in-scotland The Information Services Division (ISD) of NHS Scotland produces around 200 statistics publications per year. Traditionally they are presented as static pdf documents with accompanying Excel tables, and their production requires extensive manual formatting using a combination of proprietary software tools. The Transforming Publishing Programme (TPP) is modernising the way in which these statistics are produced (using R and git to create Reproducible Analytical Pipelines (RAP)) and presented (using R Shiny). Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Programming in R

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    Programming in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/programming-in-r-4e947adc-45e1-46ca-be82-8cfb2841eb1e Jamie Owen Level - Intermediate CPD 12 hours The course is a two day intensive course on programming principles in R. On completion of the course participants will gain experience in a range of programming techniques for the R programming language. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • The Case Fatality Ratio – How can estimating a proportion be complicated?

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    The Case Fatality Ratio – How can estimating a proportion be complicated? https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/the-case-fatality-ratio-how-can-estimating-a-proportion-be-complicated Christl Donnelly Department of Statistics, University of Oxford Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London About the event: The Case Fatality Ratio (CFR, sometimes called the Case Fatality Rate) is the proportion of disease cases who die of the disease. The CFR reflects the severity of the disease, informing contingency planning and priority setting for disease control. It is also an important measure for the success of candidate treatments. Yet while this quantity is easy to define and understand, its estimation is often not straightforward. Real examples from the analysis of infectious diseases illustrate the issues that have arisen.   Registration alongside refreshments from 5.30 pm. This event will be preceded by the RSS Medical Section AGM at 5.55 pm. Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • RSS South West: A Loss-Based Prior for Variable Selection in Linear Regression Methods

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    RSS South West: A Loss-Based Prior for Variable Selection in Linear Regression Methods https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-south-west-a-loss-based-prior-for-variable-selection-in-linear-regression-methods Speaker: Cristiano Villa, University of Kent In this work we propose a novel model prior for variable selection in linear regression. The idea is to determine the prior mass by considering the worth of each of the regression models, given the number of possible covariates under consideration. The worth of a model consists of the information loss and the loss due to model complexity. While the information loss is determined objectively, the loss expression due to model complexity is flexible and, the penalty on model size can be even customized to include some prior knowledge. Some versions of the loss-based prior are proposed and compared empirically. Through simulation studies and real data analyses, we compare the proposed prior to the Scott and Berger prior, for noninformative scenarios, and with the Beta-Binomial prior, for informative scenarios. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Data Carpentry

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    Data Carpentry https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/data-carpentry-5183a919-5fd3-4770-af30-4bfd3a5f9638 Data Carpentry 25 October 2019 - Edinburgh This course covers key aspects of the tidyverse, including dplyr, lubridate, tidyr and tibbles. It will help you take the pain out of data manipulation by leveraging the tidyverse. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Introduction to R & Statistical Modelling in R

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    Introduction to R & Statistical Modelling in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-r-statistical-modelling-in-r Presented by Dr Colin Gillespie / Dr Jamie Owen Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This two day course focuses on entering, working with and visualising data (Day 1), as well as regression modelling in R, including linear, general logistic and survival models (Day 2). Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Identifying Trends and Making Forecasts

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    Identifying Trends and Making Forecasts https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/identifying-trends-and-making-forecasts-98bf7a13-3fc9-4aff-9465-5b3ea3f968e2 Presented by Nigel Marriott Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours If you’re looking to improve the way you plan your work and improve efficiency by introducing statistical forecasting, then this course two day course is ideal. By the end of the session you will have a firm grasp of how to summarise and measure trends as well as how to extrapolate trends into a forecast. For further information and to book your place, click on the button below: Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Northern Ireland: Why do we need large randomised trials?

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    Northern Ireland: Why do we need large randomised trials? https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/northern-ireland-why-do-we-need-large-randomised-trials About the event: Professor Mike Clarke - Director of the Northern Ireland Methodology Hub at the Queen’s University of Belfast. Abstract. At various times in our lives, and to varying levels of intensity, we all use, provide or pay for health and social care. As we decide what to do, take, offer or buy, we need evidence about the different options that are reliable, robust and trustworthy. We need evidence that has answered the question: what is likely to happen with this intervention, rather than something else? Such evidence needs to come from fair tests that have minimised bias. Randomised trials provide this. In this talk, you will take a journey through various types of evidence in health care, hear about  the features of randomised trials that make them so important, see examples of trials that have provided definitive evidence leading to substantial improvements in health care and learn about the SWAT initiative to further improve the quality and relevance  of randomised trials. Speaker Information: Professor Mike Clarke is Director of the Northern Ireland Methodology Hub at Queenâ™s University Belfast and Director of the Northern Ireland  Clinical Trials Unit in the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.  He joined the Clinical Trial Service Unit in Oxford nearly 32 years ago to work on randomised trials and systematic reviews, as he completed his D.Phil in the history of suicide by poisoning. He has been involved in on some of the world’s largest randomised trials in areas as varied as maternity care, breast cancer and stroke, and numerous systematic reviews. He teaches and advises widely about the design, conduct and reporting of randomised trials and systematic reviews, and is a founder and Research Director of Evidence Aid, improving access to research that is relevant to disasters and humanitarian. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Stochastic processes in finance and beyond

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    Stochastic processes in finance and beyond https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/stochastic-processes-in-finance-and-beyond About the Event: This workshop will be part of a 5 days course based on parts of Søren Asmussen forthcoming book ‘Risk and Insurance: A Graduate Text’, co-authored with Mogens Steffensen, University of Copenhagen.    Agenda: 2.00-2.45: Ronnie Loeffen (University of Manchester) - Surplus processes with tax  2.45-3.30: Burak Buke (University of Edinburgh) - Many server queueing systems with random service rates 3.30-4.00: tea/coffee break  4.00-4.45: A. Ganesh (University of Bristol) -  Large deviations for Cox processes and infinite server queues, with a biological application  4.45-5.30: Soren Asmussen (Aarhus University) - Some applications of phase-type distributions to life insurance         Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS South West: Publication bias, and a model for sensitivity analysis

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    RSS South West: Publication bias, and a model for sensitivity analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-south-west-publication-bias-and-a-model-for-sensitivity-analysis Speaker: John Copas, University of Warwick Abstract: Publication bias is a serious problem in the interpretation of reviews of the published literature. We will describe a relatively simple model for sensitivity analysis, based on empirical evidence that research studies giving significant results are more likely to be published. Some applications will be discussed.   Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • ICQSBEI 2019 - 3rd International Conference on Quantitative, Social, Biomedical & Economic Issues

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    ICQSBEI 2019 - 3rd International Conference on Quantitative, Social, Biomedical & Economic Issues https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/icqsbei-2019-3rd-international-conference-on-quantitative-social-biomedical-economic-issues Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Presenting Data

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    Presenting Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/presenting-data-d6329a57-5d82-4734-a6b2-69850e4447f6 Presented by Ed Swires-Hennessy Level - Foundation CPD 6 hours This one day course illustrates the basic principles of presenting data in tables, charts, maps and text, equipping participants with the knowledge to disseminate statistical messages in clear, accurate and meaningful ways.     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Quantifying Ecological Impacts of Offshore Renewables - A Statistical Perspective

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    Quantifying Ecological Impacts of Offshore Renewables - A Statistical Perspective https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/quantifying-ecological-impacts-of-offshore-renewables-a-statistical-perspective Speakers: Andrew B Gill (PhD, FRSB), Cranfield University Understanding the data needs for determining the impacts of offshore renewable energy developments on marine organisms Kate Searle, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology The need for end to end quantification of uncertainty in assessments for impacts of offshore renewable energy on seabirds Daniel Johnston, British Trust for Ornithology Investigating the foraging ecology of black guillemots in relation to tidal stream turbines Abstracts: Andrew B Gill: It is acknowledged that the deployment of offshore renewable energy devices alters the local environment. Many organisms will colonise, seek refuge or associate themselves with the structures and the consequences of this is changes in animal distribution and communities. The environmental impact process requires some monitoring of these changes however it is limited to specific species and also uses limited methods to monitor the changes. To truly understand the changes and how meaningful they are (i.e. their true biological impact) we need to ask the right questions and use appropriate analysis at the right scale to properly decipher a biological change or effect from a significant impact. This presentation will present a couple of examples of changes that occur associated with offshore renewable energy and will invite thoughts (from the statistical audience) on how appropriately targeted and better planned study design and statistical analysis can help us determine the changes occurring and provide better evidence for use in decision making about planning and deploying offshore renewable energy in our seas to assist in combating climate change effects. (Please note I am not a statistician but have to look towards statistics to ensure robust scientific evidence is the outcome!) Kate Searle: There is a need for the development of a strategic assessment framework for seabird impacts that may result from offshore renewable energy developments (ORDs), which utilises currently available tools and data products, and provides coherent best practice recommendations for informing policy and consenting decisions. Such a strategic assessment requires combining multiple data types within both deterministic and statistical models, with different methods having widely diverging abilities to quantify uncertainty in outputs. This divergence risks leading to a disjointed approach to uncertainty quantification in assessments, with implications for the precautionary nature of policy decisions. Here, we identify currently available methods, which when combined, may provide strategic end-to-end assessments of ORD impacts on seabirds, and assess the degree to which uncertainty is currently, or could in the future, be properly quantified within such an end-to-end assessment. Daniel Johnston: Inshore diving seabirds such as black guillemots Cepphus grylle have been suggested to be vulnerable to potential alterations to their foraging habitat related to the construction of tidal stream turbines. During foraging, individuals are known to associate with tidal currents and dive to depths at which tidal turbines will likely operate, and are therefore at risk of collision with turbine blades. As well as posing a potential collision risk, these devices may alter tidal current flow, and change benthic habitats, which may alter the distribution of the black guillemots prey. However, the extent to which these devices will affect black guillemots is unknown due to a lack of knowledge on their foraging ecology. This study addresses this knowledge gap using GPS tracking technology, and intensive study of chick diet using camera traps and visual observations, to identify the spatial and temporal aspects of foraging behaviour and habitat use.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Learning from longitudinal studies in the UK and Low and Middle income countries

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    Learning from longitudinal studies in the UK and Low and Middle income countries https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/learning-from-longitudinal-studies-in-the-uk-and-low-and-middle-income-countries Speakers:  Jo Boyden – Oxford University, Director of Young Lives Jim Todd – LSHTM, ALPHA network Alissa Goodman – UCL, Director of Centre for Longitudinal Studies [or Emla Fitzsimons on Millennium Cohort Study] Francisco Oteiza – CLOSER         About the Event: The UK has a long history of conducting longitudinal cohort studies which have given insights into social change and how health, wealth, education, family and employment combine to influence outcomes and achievements. A growing number of longitudinal cohorts are being conducted in low and middle income countries. These cohorts have the potential to give insights into the lives of individuals all around the world producing evidence which can be converted into global policy. The speakers will be sharing their experiences of the impact and potential of longitudinal cohort data in various settings, and discuss some of their efforts to maximise their reach. The lecture will be followed by a networking reception funded by the ESRC in the lower ground floor cafe. This event is co-hosted by the LSHTM centre for maternal, adolescent, reproductive and child health (MARCH). This event will be recorded and live-streamed - https://panopto.lshtm.ac.uk/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=22bec7a8-fa01-4f81-bc82-aa0d010edcb7 Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.                                                                 Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Development in polls and election outcomes in Britain

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    Development in polls and election outcomes in Britain https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/development-in-polls-and-election-outcomes-in-britain Speaker: Stephen Fisher – University of Oxford About the Event: Polls are usually the best guide to future election outcomes, but how good a guide have they been? This talk addresses that question, and considers how changes in polling methodology since the 1950s have influenced their performance.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS Leeds/Bradford: "AI in..."

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    RSS Leeds/Bradford: "AI in..." https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-leeds-bradford-ai-in This meeting will feature two presentations about the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the areas of Natural Language Processing (Professor Eric Atwell) and medical imaging (Dr Nishant Ravidkumar) Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Intro to R

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    Intro to R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/intro-to-r Intro to R 29 March 2019 - Edinburgh This is a one-day intensive course on R and assumes no prior knowledge. By the end of the course, participants will be able to import, summarise and plot their data. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Business statistics and the modern economy

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    Business statistics and the modern economy https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/business-statistics-and-the-modern-economy As the UK’s national statistical institute, the Office for National Statistics' remit is to provide high quality statistics and analysis to help Britain make better decisions. As well as government policy makers such as HM Treasury and the Bank of England, businesses use ONS data. We operate impartially and free of political control to help ensure our statistics provide policy makers and businesses with the best and most up-to-date information. You are invited to join us and hear from a range of producers and suppliers of business statistics to hear how we have been developing our data sources outputs and analysis and to take the opportunity to tell us your priorities over the next few years. The event is free to attend and lunch will be provided. Places will be limited. Please register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/business-statistics-and-the-modern-economy-tickets-57330724741. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Offshore wind farms and birds: Developing statistical methods to better understand the spatial distribution of birds at sea

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    Offshore wind farms and birds: Developing statistical methods to better understand the spatial distribution of birds at sea https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/offshore-wind-farms-and-birds-developing-statistical-methods-to-better-understand-the-spatial-distribution-of-birds-at-sea Alison Johnston, Researcher in Statistical Ecology, Dept of Zoology, University of Cambridge & Cornell University Abstract: Renewable energy is a growing industry and wind farms are an important component of renewable energy strategies. However, turbines pose a risk to birds and other wildlife, from disruption of habitat to physical collisions. In order to best understand how to mitigate the effects of wind turbines on birds, it is important to understand how birds are distributed at sea and how they use the marine environment. However, collecting data on birds at sea is challenging and many of the standard monitoring methods are not appropriate. Here I outline two statistical approaches we have developed for challenging data to aid the design of offshore wind farms to better understand the spatial distribution of birds at sea, in order to mitigate the effects of offshore windfarms on birds. Both revealed new patterns of bird distribution that helped to mitigate the effects of windfarms on bird populations around the UK coast.   We estimated the flight height of seabirds in relation to wind turbines. We developed a model to estimate continuous flight-height distributions from categorical human estimates of flight height. We used a spline with a multinomial likelihood to estimate a continuous distribution from categorical data. These distributions improved models of collision risk, by enabling estimates of varying collision risk at different heights and also by estimating the uncertainty associated with the flight height distributions.   Another project aimed to estimate the distribution of seabirds in order to optimise turbine locations to reduce the impact on birds. Aerial surveys that photograph the seabirds can be used to assess avian densities in given areas. Boat data provide good species identification, but have a number of other disadvantages. We used both boat data and aerial survey data in a joint analysis to produce population estimates for all species, even those with low species identification rates. This novel approach was used to estimate distributions of marine birds, by combining the strengths of digital aerial and boat surveys. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • The Statistician and the “Stats” - R. A. Fisher and the RSS

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    The Statistician and the “Stats” - R. A. Fisher and the RSS https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/the-statistician-and-the-stats-r-a-fisher-and-the-rss Speaker: John Aldrich – University of Southampton About the Event: Fisher's work was the inspiration behind the move towards Statistics as Research Methodology and when he died in 1962, the RSS recognised him as the "most famous statistician in the world." Yet his four decades of transactions with the Society were generally troubled: in the 1920s he joined, left and re-joined, in the 30s he was uncomfortably present, in the 40s he was usually absent and in the 50s he was President and contributing to the Society's journals. The troubles were rooted in personalities but also in conflicts over ideas in statistical inference. Programme: 6.00pm to 6.45pm: Author’s presentation 6.45pm to 7.15pm: Q&A Refreshments: tea, coffee and biscuits will be available from 5.30pm. Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Advances in Data Science Conference 2019

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    Advances in Data Science Conference 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/advances-in-data-science-conference-2019 A two-day meeting to present recent developments in data science. This year's meeting is themed around four topics: Health & Wellbeing  AI & Robotics  NLP & Text Mining Security & Privacy Invited speakers include leading data scientists from industry and academia, and there will be the opportunity to submit abstracts for talks and posters. Talks will range from application-focussed to advanced data science methodologies. Invited speakers confirmed so far include:  Danushka Bollegala, University of Liverpool Silvia Chiappa, DeepMind Yiannis Demiris, Imperial College London Sarah Filippi, Imperial College London Bennett Kleinberg, University College London Georgio Metta, IIT Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy Marion Oswald, University of Winchester Paul Taylor, Lancaster University Catalina Vallejos, University of Edinburgh Byron Wallace, Northeastern University, USA Chris Williams, University of Edinburgh Pierre Zweigenbaum, CNRS, Paris Delegates will be able to submit abstracts for consideration as short talk or poster presentations at the meeting. Note that there will only be a small number of contributions selected for talks due to time constraints. The standard registration fee is £120, with a student registration fee of £80 and a one day registration fee of £60. The cost of the optional workshop dinner on Monday evening is £50. To book your place in the conference please click the link below. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Presenting Data

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    Presenting Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/presenting-data-72b1bcc4-cf78-4282-8468-233214c6a0f0 Presented by Ed Swires-Hennessy Level - Foundation CPD 6 hours This one day course illustrates the basic principles of presenting data in tables, charts, maps and text, equipping participants with the knowledge to disseminate statistical messages in clear, accurate and meaningful ways. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • The 2016 Data Linkage and Anonymization Programme, Isaac Newton Institute: New Directions and Challenges

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    The 2016 Data Linkage and Anonymization Programme, Isaac Newton Institute: New Directions and Challenges https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/the-2016-data-linkage-and-anonymization-programme-isaac-newton-institute-new-directions-and-challenges About the event: The Data Linkage and Anonymization (DLA) programme supported by the  EPSRC grant EP/K032208/1 was held at the Isaac Newton Institute, University of Cambridge from July 2016 to December 2016. The focus of the programme was to foster cross-disciplinary exchange between statisticians, mathematicians, computer scientists, social scientists and practitioners to stimulate methodological development on two emerging data challenges themes:  confidentiality and privacy and data linkage.  Linking databases can considerably enrich data sources and is a necessary step under recent initiatives to replace some of the official statistics data sources with administrative data. In addition, protecting confidentiality and privacy is critical to data access and requires new approaches to data anonymization under evolving definitions of disclosure risks. The potential for connections between the two themes was a distinctive aim of the DLA programme.  See: https://www.newton.ac.uk/event/dla for more information about the programme.    The aim of the Royal Statistical Society event sponsored by the Social Statistics Section is to follow-up on recent developments and remaining challenges on the two themes and to present some ongoing research that was initiated and stimulated by the DLA programme. The schedule for the evening will be as follows: 4:30  Coffee 5:00 Opening  by Chair – Nick Moon 5:10  Presentation I  - On the topic of Record Linkage – Prof. Rainer Schnell 5:50 Presentation II  - On the topic of Privacy and Confidentiality  -  Prof. Natalie Shlomo 6:30  Discussant and general discussion  - Prof.  Chris Skinner 7:15  End  Full agenda and abstracts available here   Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Introduction to Bayesian Statistics

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    Introduction to Bayesian Statistics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-bayesian-statistics-45c1a4c4-c834-4253-8ecd-342b4a7b0bd6 Tutor - Richard Morey Level - Intermediate CPD 12 Hours Bayesian statistics has become a standard approach for may applied statisticians across a wide variety of fields due to its conceptual unity, clarity and practical benefits. Though training i Bayesian methods is often not a standard part of research curricula, the benefits of Bayesian statistics have been slower to reach applied researchers.This two day course aims to provide a working knowledge of Bayesian statistics for interested researchers. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Third International Conference on Stepped Wedge Trial Design

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    Third International Conference on Stepped Wedge Trial Design https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/third-international-conference-on-stepped-wedge-trial-design Aim of the conference is to share ideas, experience, best practice and challenges for the design, implementation and analysis of the stepped wedge design model. Keynote speaker: Andrew Forbes (Monash University, Australia)   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Identifying Trends and making Forecasts

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    Identifying Trends and making Forecasts https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/identifying-trends-and-making-forecasts-a11173ff-d3f7-4645-82ee-0813fc6f2616 Presented by Nigel Marriott Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This two day course illustrates the basic practice for summarising and measuring trends as well as the best methods to extrapolate trends into a forecast. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Workshop on Survey Process Design

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    Workshop on Survey Process Design https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/workshop-on-survey-process-design Lack of proper survey process design has been recognized as indicator of poor data quality, it introduces bias in the survey results and affects national planning. This workshop is proposed to bring together the stakeholders in Survey Methodology and data users to discuss strategies for carrying out a good survey for decision making Presenters Professor G.N. Amahia, Department of Statistics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria  Mr R. A. Mojoyinola, National Population Commission, Ibadan, Nigeria Full details about the programme are here. Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Advanced Programming in R

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    Advanced Programming in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/advanced-programming-in-r-2f6a3cb0-bf56-4950-937a-fd74f733ce3d Presented by Colin Gillespie Level – Professional CPD 12 hours This is a two day intensive course on advanced aspects of R programming. This course is primarily aimed at R users who do not have a formal background in computing. The course will be a mixture of lectures and computer practicals and will cover conditional programming structures, functional programming, S3 and S4 objects. For further information and to book your place, click on the button below: Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS Highlands: Mendelian randomisation

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    RSS Highlands: Mendelian randomisation https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-highlands-mendelian-randomisation Speaker: Derrick Bennett, CTSU, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Big Data Institute Understanding the causal role of biomarkers in cardiovascular and other diseases is crucial in order to find effective approaches (including pharmacological therapies) for disease treatment and prevention. Classical observational studies provide naïve estimates of the likely role of biomarkers in disease development; however, such studies are prone to bias. This has direct relevance for drug development as if drug targets track to non-causal biomarkers, this can lead to expensive failure of these drugs in phase III randomised controlled trials. In an effort to provide a more reliable indication of the likely causal role of a biomarker in the development of disease, Mendelian randomisation studies are increasingly used, and this is facilitated by the availability of large-scale genetic data. This talk will give an overview of the rationale and provide a non-technical description of the methods and potential limitations of Mendelian randomisation. Examples will be given where Mendelian randomisation has provided pivotal information for drug discovery including predicting efficacy, informing on target-mediated adverse effects and providing potential new evidence for drug repurposing. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • RSS Merseyside Meeting - Chester Zoo

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    RSS Merseyside Meeting - Chester Zoo https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-merseyside-meeting-chester-zoo Using longitudinal data analysis to inform conservation management Chester Zoo has a dedicated Science Department working towards a mission to Prevent Extinction. Through strong collaborative partnerships, robust scientific evidence and effective dissemination of research findings we inform best practice and support conservation activities. We work with individual animals and wider captive populations across Europe to inform management decisions and work in six key geographical regions to inform conservation actions for a range of endangered species. We also play a pivotal role in measuring the educational impact of zoos and aquariums across the world. In this series of talks our four Lead Conservation Scientists will present case studies from their research areas to demonstrate how Chester Zoo use longitudinal data to inform conservation management of species in both ex-situ and in-situ conditions and demonstrate educational impact of zoos globally. 14.00-14.25 Dr Lisa Holmes – Lead Conservation Scientist: Behaviour & Welfare: Brief introduction to the Science Department at Chester Zoo followed by main talk:“Longitudinal data analysis to inform animal welfare”  Using a number of case studies I will share how behaviour and physiology data can be used to inform evidence-based management decisions and the challenges of working with small sample sizes for statistical analysis.  14.25-14.50 Dr Katie Edwards – Lead Conservation Scientist: Biomarker Research & Development: “Looking for patterns in poo: how longitudinal hormone data can help inform conservation breeding programmes”  I’ll discuss a few case studies to show how non-invasive hormone analysis allows us to assess the physiology of wildlife to better understand and provide for reproduction, health and well-being, but can also bring challenges when working with data. 14.50-15.10 Tea/Coffee 15.10-15.35 Dr Simon Tollington – Lead Conservation Scientist: Population Health and Ecological Monitoring: “Using datasets from long-term monitoring programmes to inform conservation management” A case study from Mauritius detailing the recovery of the once critically endangered Mauritius parakeet, how its ongoing recovery is being aided by detailed monitoring data and implications for other threatened species. 15.35-16.00 Dr Andy Moss – Lead Conservation Scientist: Social Science: TBC   ALL ARE WELCOME  Please register for this event here  Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Statistics in Cyber-Security

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    Statistics in Cyber-Security https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/statistics-in-cyber-security About the event:   Programme: 1400-1500 Nick Heard  1500-1540 Delarem Kahrobaei  1540-1600 coffee 1602-1640 Patrick Rubin-Delanchy 1640-1700 Colin Gillespie  Speakers: Nick Heard (Imperial): "Statistical Challenges in Cyber-Security" Delaram Kahrobaei (York): "Homomorphic Encryption for Statistical Analysis and Machine Learning in Medicine and Bioinformatics" Patrick Rubin-Delanchy (Bristol): "Statistical analysis of large matrices with cyber-security applications" Colin Gillespie (Newcastle): "Hacking R as a script kiddie" Abstracts available here Event Fees: Fellows: Free Non Fellows: £20 Registration with payment is required. Please register here.     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Intro to R

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    Intro to R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/intro-to-r-0016988d-f2c1-4b3b-a131-75f4ec2b9fc6 Intro to R 4 October 2019 - Edinburgh This is a one-day intensive course on R and assumes no prior knowledge. By the end of the course, participants will be able to import, summarise and plot their data. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Statistical learning through designed experiments

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    Statistical learning through designed experiments https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/statistical-learning-through-designed-experiments Speaker: Professor Dave Woods, Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute, University of Southampton Abstract: Statistically designed experiments are the “gold standard” for learning about products, processes, and systems through the collection of data. By deliberately introducing controlled variability, whilst working to minimise uncontrolled variation, we can establish causal relationships, screen for important variables and build predictive models. I will describe how design of experiments and statistical modeling can go beyond the usual factorial design and response surface methodology. In particular, I will present methodology for (i) experiments with dynamic input variables; (ii) design to learn unknown parameters in empirical and first-principle nonlinear models; and (iii) Bayesian nonparametric learning through sequential experimentation. Where possible, methods will be illustrated on relevant examples. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • RSS Highland Local Group: Can simple tests based on randomisation be used in assessment of research misconduct?

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    RSS Highland Local Group: Can simple tests based on randomisation be used in assessment of research misconduct? https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-highland-local-group-can-simple-tests-based-on-randomisation-be-used-in-assessment-of-research-misconduct Speaker: Dr Mark Bolland, Associate Professor, Dept of Medicine, University of Auckland About the event: A number of high profile cases of research misconduct have occurred where individuals have published numerous clinical trials with fabricated data over many years. Systematic reviewers sometimes identify outlying trials with concerning issues or where the data seem too good to be true. Several cases of research misconduct have now been identified by using simple tests to try and identify whether the trial results are similar to what would be expected if randomisation took place. In this talk, I will present the results of simple techniques we have used in large cases of research fraud, and discuss how they can be used and their problems. The techniques might be useful for people undertaking systematic reviews (e.g. clinical trialists when developing a trial protocol) who come upon outlying trial results or trials that raise concern about research integrity.     Refreshments from 3.30pm with talk starting at 4pm   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • POSTPONED: Survival Analysis for Junior Researchers (SAfJR) 2020

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    POSTPONED: Survival Analysis for Junior Researchers (SAfJR) 2020 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/postponed-survival-analysis-for-junior-researchers-safjr-2020 SAfJR is an event that is aimed at career-young statisticians with an interest in survival analysis and related research areas. The conference offers an excellent opportunity for young researchers to present and discuss their work with participants at a similar phase in their careers.  Invited Speakers: Tutorial: Torsten Hothorn, University of Zurich (CH) - "A Transformation Perspective on Survival Analysis"  Keynote talk: Michael Koller, Basel University Switzerland & Data Center of the Swiss Transplant Cohort Study Keynote talk: Torben Martinussen, University of Copenhagen (DK) - "Subtleties in the interpretation of hazard ratios" Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • ‘Multiple Systems Analysis for the quantification of Modern Slavery: Classical and Bayesian approaches’ by Bernard W Silverman

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    ‘Multiple Systems Analysis for the quantification of Modern Slavery: Classical and Bayesian approaches’ by Bernard W Silverman https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/multiple-systems-analysis-for-the-quantification-of-modern-slavery-classical-and-bayesian-approaches-by-bernard-w-silverman Pre-meeting (DeMO) at 3 pm Title: ‘An introduction to dual and multiple system estimation’ Presenter: Peter G M van der Heijden  Chair: Ioanna Manolopoulou   Discussion paper at 5 pm Speaker: Bernard W Silverman (University of Nottingham, UK) Multiple-systems estimation is a key approach for quantifying hidden populations such as the number of victims of modern slavery. The UK Government published an estimate of 10000–13000 victims, constructed by the present author, as part of the strategy leading to the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This estimate was obtained by a stepwise multiple-systems method based on six lists. Further investigation shows that a small proportion of the possible models give rather different answers, and that other model fitting approaches may choose one of these. Three data sets collected in the field of modern slavery, together with a data set about the death toll in the Kosovo conflict, are used to investigate the stability and robustness of various multiple-systems-estimate methods. The crucial aspect is the way that interactions between lists are modelled, because these can substantially affect the results. Model selection and Bayesian approaches are considered in detail, in particular to assess their stability and robustness when applied to real modern slavery data. A new Markov chain Monte Carlo Bayesian approach is developed; overall, this gives robust and stable results at least for the examples considered. The software and data sets are freely and publicly available to facilitate wider implementation and further research. Preprint discussion papers available here This event will be followed by a drinks reception       Registration alongside tea and coffee from 4.30 pm. Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required. Preprint discussion papers available here Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • RSS West Midlands: Monitoring the world – the sustainable development goals and what they mean to statisticians

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    RSS West Midlands: Monitoring the world – the sustainable development goals and what they mean to statisticians https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-west-midlands-monitoring-the-world-the-sustainable-development-goals-and-what-they-mean-to-statisticians In September 2015 the United Nations General Assembly adopted seventeen aspirational "Global Goals”, stretching from “No Poverty” and “Zero Hunger” through “Gender Equality” and “Decent work” to “Climate Action” and “Peace, Justice and Strong institutions”. The goals are associated with 169 targets and 241 global indicators, and the annual reports on progress towards the targets cover every country, developed as well as developing. Data disaggregation to ensure that no-one is left behind will be a key feature of reporting. Experience in the UK and globally shows that targets and indicators such as these can have profound effects. The talk will cover the process and politics leading up to global goals, the experience with the Millennium Development Goals which preceded the SDGs, and then the SDGs themselves and the statistical challenges and opportunities they are throwing up. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Big Data: Tools and Statistical

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    Big Data: Tools and Statistical https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/big-data-tools-and-statistical-8a3f28f5-d957-4272-9b02-0b95bd2011cc Presented by Mark Briers Level - Intermediate CPD 12 hours The objective of this two-day course is to train statistically-minded practitioners in the use of common Big Data tools, with an emphasis on the use of advanced statistical methods for analysis. The course will focus on the application of statistical methods in the processing platforms Hadoop and Spark and will highlight how these can be effectively used to analyse data at scale.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS Highlands - The Blessing of Dimensionality in Genomics Data

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    RSS Highlands - The Blessing of Dimensionality in Genomics Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-highlands-the-blessing-of-dimensionality-in-genomics-data About the event: Our last talk of the year will be delivered by our Chair, Claus Mayer, from Biomathematics & Statistics Scotland, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen, on Wed 18th December. This will be followed by our AGM to which all members are welcome to attend. As Claus is stepping down as Chair we thought it would be fitting that he delivers the final talk of 2019. Please see the details below.  After the AGM please join us for a festive drink at The Queen Vic bar on Rosemount Place! Agenda 2.30-3 pm     Tea/coffee and biscuits Claus Mayer: ‘The Blessing of Dimensionality in Genomics Data’ Summary: The presentation will discuss some general issues related to the analysis of very high-dimensional data like for example those arising from genomics studies. I will argue that the so-called “curse of dimensionality” is an overly negative phrase, that suggests a complete breakdown of statistics in these situations. I want to show that while high-dimensional data bring certain problems with them, they also offer several new opportunities and that certain analysis steps can actually become easier the more variables one studies. 4pm AGM •    Apologies •    Agree ‘minutes’ of previous year •    Activities of previous year •    Financial Report •    Election of committee & office bearers •    Proposed future meetings •    Council member nominations for 2021 •    RSS Conference 2022 •    AOB 5pm  Post AGM drinks at Queen Vic PLEASE NOTE: There are three vacancies on the committee for 2020. Anyone can apply who is interested in getting involved in the local group. However, you must be a fellow of the RSS to join the committee. To express interest or discuss joining the committee, please contact David McLernon at d.mclernon@abdn.ac.uk.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Multilevel Modelling

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    Multilevel Modelling https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/multilevel-modelling-3e777147-8b73-4b90-a5e1-597c2e9aadfd Presented by: Harvey Goldstein and George Leckie Level: Profressional CPD: 12 hours This two-day course is designed to give participants an introduction to the theory and application of multilevel regression models for clustered or hierarchical data using the MLwiN statistical software package. For further information and to book your place, click on the link below:   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Interactive Visualisation in R

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    Interactive Visualisation in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/interactive-visualisation-in-r-6bc3c134-90ea-4851-8834-8090a63cc4ed Presented by Martin John Hadley Level - Professional CPD 12 hours This course will introduce two technologies that will fundamentally change your use of R for data presentation on the web: html widgets and Shiny. This course will show you how easy it can be to build interactive charts, maps, datatables with html widgets and how to quickly and easily build sophisticated interactive applications with Shiny.     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS Merseyside - Chester Zoo

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    RSS Merseyside - Chester Zoo https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-merseyside-chester-zoo Using longitudinal data analysis to inform conservation management Chester Zoo has a dedicated Science Department working towards a mission to Prevent Extinction. Through strong collaborative partnerships, robust scientific evidence and effective dissemination of research findings we inform best practice and support conservation activities. We work with individual animals and wider captive populations across Europe to inform management decisions and work in six key geographical regions to inform conservation actions for a range of endangered species. We also play a pivotal role in measuring the educational impact of zoos and aquariums across the world. In this series of talks our four Lead Conservation Scientists will present case studies from their research areas to demonstrate how Chester Zoo use longitudinal data to inform conservation management of species in both ex-situ and in-situ conditions and demonstrate educational impact of zoos globally. 14.00-14.25 Dr Lisa Holmes – Lead Conservation Scientist: Behaviour & Welfare: Brief introduction to the Science Department at Chester Zoo followed by main talk:“Longitudinal data analysis to inform animal welfare”  Using a number of case studies I will share how behaviour and physiology data can be used to inform evidence-based management decisions and the challenges of working with small sample sizes for statistical analysis.  14.25-14.50 Dr Katie Edwards – Lead Conservation Scientist: Biomarker Research & Development: “Looking for patterns in poo: how longitudinal hormone data can help inform conservation breeding programmes”  I’ll discuss a few case studies to show how non-invasive hormone analysis allows us to assess the physiology of wildlife to better understand and provide for reproduction, health and well-being, but can also bring challenges when working with data. 14.50-15.10 Tea/Coffee 15.10-15.35 Dr Simon Tollington – Lead Conservation Scientist: Population Health and Ecological Monitoring: “Using datasets from long-term monitoring programmes to inform conservation management” A case study from Mauritius detailing the recovery of the once critically endangered Mauritius parakeet, how its ongoing recovery is being aided by detailed monitoring data and implications for other threatened species. 15.35-16.00 Dr Andy Moss – Lead Conservation Scientist: Social Science: TBC   ALL ARE WELCOME  Please register for this event here  Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • 5th International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference (ICTMC)

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    5th International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference (ICTMC) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/5th-international-clinical-trials-methodology-conference-ictmc Building on the success of the 2017 International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference, this event promises to be a unique opportunity for those working in clinical trials to meet and discuss the current issues within trials and trials methodology.  The event will showcase the very latest in trials methodology research and offer plenty of valuable opportunities for networking. The Conference will also mark 10 years since the Network of Hubs for Trials Methodology Research began in 2009.  Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Industrial Strength Data Science presents: "ethical unicorns?"

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    Industrial Strength Data Science presents: "ethical unicorns?" https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/industrial-strength-data-science-presents-ethical-unicorns About the event: Has the time come for a professional data science body to create an accreditation system? Being a data scientist involves a wide range of diverse skills, such as mathematics, statistics, programming, business knowledge, machine learning, and on and on. And there are a number of routes into the discipline, from university courses, on-the-job training, self-taught & online courses, and data-intense PhDs. This jumble of skills and routes means no two data scientists look the same. Combined with the variety of domains that data scientists work in, and the innovative nature of the role, it is hard to definitively list the required skills of a data scientist. Does this ambiguity create a problem? Would an accreditation system help, or would it stifle innovation? And who could possibly be the gatekeeper? To what degree are data scientists accountable for the impact of their work? The ethical significance of data science, and the implications for industries and the wider public, is constantly evolving. As data science methods become more common, there are both opportunities and challenges for individuals working in data science (‘practitioners’). For example, managing privacy, fairness and bias can be difficult and complex when using algorithmic methods. Additionally, public perceptions are still developing around many aspects of data science, including the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in systems and decision making, and ‘big data’ sources about people, such as social media and mobile phone data. Given this ethical maze, how should a data scientist regard their responsibility to wider society? Join the discussion with our panel - confirmed so far: David Hoyle – Senior Research Data Science at Dunnhumby Danielle Belgrave – Principal Researcher, Machine Learning at Microsoft Research Magnus Rattray – Director, Institute of Data Science & AI, University of Manchester Giles Pavey – Global Director of Data Science at Unilever Bertil Hatt – Data Scientist, Farfetch The event will be introduced by Jim Weatherall (VP, Data Sciences & AI, R&D, AstraZeneca and Vice Chair of Royal Statistical Society Data Science Section) See you there! Register HERE The event will begin at 6 pm, with registration from 5.30 pm. The discussion will last approximately 90 mins and will be followed by a drinks reception kindly sponsored by AstraZeneca. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • 2nd International Conference on Applied Statistics (ICAS) 2019

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    2nd International Conference on Applied Statistics (ICAS) 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/2nd-international-conference-on-applied-statistics-icas-2019 The theme of the conference is Emerging Challenges in a Data-Centric World.  Deadline for submission abstracts: October 15 2019 and registration: December 20 2019 Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Basic Statistics (Understanding and analysing data)

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    Basic Statistics (Understanding and analysing data) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-understanding-and-analysing-data-342dcfc1-32d9-44c6-9e44-2dba7fdf14bd Presented by Ellen Marshall Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This two day course aims to help delegates understand some basic statistical concepts and develop a strategy for approaching a simple data analysis.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS Lancashire and Cumbria: Workshop on Machine Learning in Astronomy

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    RSS Lancashire and Cumbria: Workshop on Machine Learning in Astronomy https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-lancashire-and-cumbria-workshop-on-machine-learning-in-astronomy About the event: The Royal Statistical Society section on Statistical Computing, and the Lancashire and Cumbria local group, are organising a one-day workshop on Machine Learning in Astronomy. This workshop is focused on the growing area of research in Astrostatistics and the application and Machine Learning techniques to answer scientific questions in Astronomy and Cosmology. In recent decades there has been an enormous increase in the volume and complexity of recorded astronomical data. To answer the many important scientific questions posed by the astronomical community, there is a need to develop efficient and objective scientific tools to exploit multifaceted astronomical datasets and to link these to astrophysical theory. Ongoing work in this area has already led to new statistical methods and machine learning techniques for classifying galaxies, discovering new pulsars and detecting of exoplanets.  This workshop will be held at Lancaster University between 1pm-6pm on 30th May 2019 in the Postgraduate Statistics Centre with presentations from: David van Dyk - Imperial College Chris Arridge - Lancaster University Florent Leclercq - Imperial College London  Ingo Waldmann  - UCL This workshop is a half-day event which aims to bring together academics and students interested in the research challenges that lie at the interface between Astronomy and Data Analysis. There will be a poster session and wine reception sponsored by the RSS local group at the end of the workshop. Attendance at the workshop is free, but registration is required via the following link  https://ti.to/royal-statistical-society-lancashire-and-cumbria/machine-learning-in-astronomy A schedule for the event is given below. Titles and abstracts will follow. Schedule 13:00 - 13:15 - Opening and introductions 13:15 - 14:00 - David van Dyk (Imperial College) 14:00 - 14:45 - Chris Arridge (Lancaster University) 14:45 - 15:15 - Coffee break 15:15 - 16:00 - Florent Leclercq (Imperial College) 16:00 - 16:45 - Ingo Waldmann (UCL) 16:45            - Wrap-up and close  16:45 - 18:00 - Wine reception and poster session The event is free to attend, but attendees must register for in advance:     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS North Eastern: Network time series models for energy and environmental applications

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    RSS North Eastern: Network time series models for energy and environmental applications https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-north-eastern-network-time-series-models-for-energy-and-environmental-applications About the Event:   Speaker: Matthew Nunes - University of Bath   Abstract: Environmental and energy time series often feature complex time-varying characteristics, such as temporal and cross-series dependence.  In this talk, I consider time series analysis problems in which the data are observed at nodes of a potentially large network structure. These data might evolve according to some  "network-spatial" dependence; some data will have an observed network, with others we can consider how to construct a network. I will introduce new models for such data, related to traditional, well-loved time series models and discuss a practical approach to analysis to take advantage of their flexibility. I will demonstrate the approach on wind energy series.     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to Bayesian Statistics

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    Introduction to Bayesian Statistics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-bayesian-statistics-21fbd520-ed14-4d5f-bdca-866a756af02f Presented by Richard Morey Level - Intermediate CPD 12 hours Bayesian statistics has become a standard approach for many applied statisticians across a wide variety of fields due to its conceptual unity, clarity and practical benefits. However, because training in Bayesian methods is often not a standard part of research curricula, the benefits of Bayesian statistics have been slower to reach applied researchers. This two-day course aims to provide a working knowledge of Bayesian statistics for interested researchers.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • PSI 2019 Annual Conference: Data Driven Decision Making in Medical Research

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    PSI 2019 Annual Conference: Data Driven Decision Making in Medical Research https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/psi-2019-annual-conference-data-driven-decision-making-in-medical-research The conference will consist of a variety of plenary and parallel sessions, as well as breakout discussion sessions, workshops, a poster session and the Annual General Meeting. Sessions will include early phase innovative trial design, industry best practice - 10 years on, statistical issues in safety drug labelling, model based dose finding designs, an update from Transcelerate and much more, with speakers from industry, academia and regulatory agencies.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Complex-valued wavelet lifting transforms for signal processing

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    Complex-valued wavelet lifting transforms for signal processing https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/complex-valued-wavelet-lifting-transforms-for-signal-processing Speaker: Matt Nunes (University of Bath) Since the nineties, traditional wavelets have been successfully used for many data analysis tasks, due to their attractive compression properties as well as their flexibility. However, they are limited to situations where the data are regularly-spaced and of a certain length, and so wavelet-like lifting schemes were developed to address these drawbacks. In this talk I will discuss some recent work on complex-valued lifting transforms, which extend established wavelet lifting schemes to the complex domain, using a carefully chosen pair of data filters for analysis. The resulting transform can be applied for real-valued as well as complex-valued signal analysis, and brings benefits in a number of analysis tasks. I will highlight some of the properties of the new tools arising from these constructions, and demonstrate them on some signals drawn from different application areas. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • PSI Webinar: Health Technology Appraisals (HTA) Submissions in the UK

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    PSI Webinar: Health Technology Appraisals (HTA) Submissions in the UK https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/psi-webinar-health-technology-appraisals-hta-submissions-in-the-uk How do NICE, Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) and All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) assess Health Technology Appraisals? And how does their decision making differ? Join this PSI Webinar on HTA submissions in the UK to find out more. Presenters: Jessica Purchase, Group Health Economics Manager (F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Welwyn) and Monica Daigl, HTA Statistician and Health Economist (F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Basel) For more information and to register please visit the website. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Missing Data

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    Missing Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/missing-data 4pm (GMT), 8am (PST), 11am (EST) CHAIR: Dr Tim Morris (UCL) SPEAKER: Brooke Rabe (University of Arizona) Missing data handling in non-inferiority and equivalence trials: A systematic review Pharmaceutical Statistics, Volume 17, Issue 5, September/October 2018 Pages 477-488 SPEAKER: Craig Mallinckrodt (Biogen) Choosing estimands in clinical trials with missing data Pharmaceutical Statistics, Volume 16, Issue1 (Special Issue: Estimands), January/February 2017 Pages 29-36 To register click here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3365987019181004291 Please see here for further information regarding the webinar: https://www.psiweb.org/events/journal-club/journal-club-introduction Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Publishing Quality Charts in R with ggplot2

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    Publishing Quality Charts in R with ggplot2 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/publishing-quality-charts-in-r-with-ggplot2 Presented by Martin John Hadley Level - Intermediate CPD 12 hours This course will introduce how the tidyverse and ggplot2 can be used to reproducibly create publication quality charts from R Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • RGlasgow - March meetup with RSS Environmental Statistics Section

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    RGlasgow - March meetup with RSS Environmental Statistics Section https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rglasgow-march-meetup-with-rss-environmental-statistics-section Gergana Daskalova: "How to teach coding to increase diversity" Gergana will discuss what they have learned across four years of Coding Club and introduce some of the approaches being taken in the new course to make data science skills accessible to broad audiences, as well as sharing some practical tips for creating online teaching materials. To illustrate those concepts, data visualisation examples will be presented on what Gergana calls the beautification journey. Gergana is a PhD student in Global Change Ecology at the University of Edinburgh with research interests in biodiversity change, agro-ecology and quantitative syntheses. Gergana has led over 40 workshops on programming and statistics using R, covering themes such as working with big data, data visualisation, version control and hierarchical modelling.   Daniela Castro Camilo: "R-INLA: Bayesian inference for everyone" Over the last decade, Bayesian inference has become widely used in many scientific fields, mainly due to significant advances in computational statistics. One of several recent developments in Bayesian statistics is the integrated nested Laplace approximation (INLA), efficiently implemented in the R-INLA package, which allows fast and accurate inference in complex models. Leveraging on R-INLA's fast computation capacities, we will see examples of how to fit well-known regression models, as well as more sophisticated temporal and spatial models. I will provide an extensive list with recent examples of applications using the R-INLA package, that will hopefully give a feeling on INLA's versatility and potential use. R codes to reproduce the example will be available after the talk. Daniela is a Lecturer in Statistics at the University of Glasgow. Her research focuses on the theory and applications of multivariate and spatial extremes, with a particular interest in environmental, geological, and ecological applications. Come along to hear our two speakers. Afterwards we'll head to the Howlin' Wolf for post-meetup catchup!   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • POSTPONED: Reflection ? Action ? Research: Enhancing Mathematical Research and Scholarship

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    POSTPONED: Reflection ? Action ? Research: Enhancing Mathematical Research and Scholarship https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/postponed-reflection-action-research-enhancing-mathematical-research-and-scholarship The abstract will be announced in due course. For further information or to register please email Dr Rob Wilson: WilsonRH@cardiff.ac.uk Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Leeds Winter School on Theory and Practice of Optimal Stopping and Free Boundary Problems.

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    Leeds Winter School on Theory and Practice of Optimal Stopping and Free Boundary Problems. https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/leeds-winter-school-on-theory-and-practice-of-optimal-stopping-and-free-boundary-problems About the event: This winter school is mainly aimed at PhD students and post-docs but participation is open to anyone with an interest in the subject. The lectures will provide a comprehensive introduction to the theory of optimal stopping for Markov processes, including applications to Dynkin games, with an emphasis on the existing links to the theory of partial differential equations and free boundary problems. Alongside traditional lectures there will also be tutorial classes (4 hours) with a focus on solutions of specific problems. On Wednesday 15th of January there will be a full day workshop on a broad range of topics related to optimal stopping and stochastic control. We strongly encourage attendees of the winter school to submit a contributed talk at the time of their registration. Full information available at the following link:  https://conferences.leeds.ac.uk/osfbp/ Registration is free but compulsory by the 15th of December (see details at https://conferences.leeds.ac.uk/osfbp/registration/ )   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • 2019 Cathie Marsh Memorial Lecture - Wellbeing in policy: it’s all subjective

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    2019 Cathie Marsh Memorial Lecture - Wellbeing in policy: it’s all subjective https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/2019-cathie-marsh-memorial-lecture-wellbeing-in-policy-it-s-all-subjective About the event: This talk considers the various ways in which subjective wellbeing can, and should, be measured for the purposes of informing policy decisions. It addresses some of the methodological challenges as well as issues surrounding the acceptability of using subjective reports of wellbeing to guide resource allocation decisions. Speaker: Paul Dolan, Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics Discussant: Nancy Hey, Director of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing Registration from 5.30 pm. This event will be followed by a drinks reception.   A joint event between the Social Research Association and the RSS Social Statistics Section:                        Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Effective Analytical Leadership

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    Effective Analytical Leadership https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/effective-analytical-leadership-81fb5817-4269-4ddb-b7fe-b463bc56c59a Presented by Duncan Miles & Denis Greer Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This two day course explores the required range of knowledge, skills and behaviours to meet the changing global business agenda.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • ICOSDA 2019 - 3rd International Conference on Statistical Distributions and Applications

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    ICOSDA 2019 - 3rd International Conference on Statistical Distributions and Applications https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/icosda-2019-3rd-international-conference-on-statistical-distributions-and-applications This international conference is being organized to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to share and discuss recent advancements on statistical distributions and their applications, and to provide opportunities for collaborative work. The scopes of ICOSDA 2019 include, but not limited to statistical distributions and their applications; statistical modeling; high dimensional data analysis; Bayesian statistics; and statistical distributions in the era of big data. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Synthetic data: Innovation for public good

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    Synthetic data: Innovation for public good https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/synthetic-data-innovation-for-public-good About the event We would like to invite you to a joint event hosted by the RSS, ONS Data Science Campus and GSS Best Practice and Impact division on the 1st of April at the Office for National Statistics, Newport.  The event will focus on synthetic data, bringing together experts from public sector, industry and academia to investigate and understand the challenges of privacy and synthetic data, and how innovation in this space can be used for public good. The emphasis will be on sharing knowledge, ideas and innovative research, addressing problems and discussing potential solutions with the view of developing a community of experts and facilitating discussions and knowledge exchange. This event is following up on the challenges and opportunities identified by the National Statistician’s Quality Review on Privacy and Confidentiality published in December 2018, with synthetic data being identified as one of the key areas where further research and development is needed.  Important Information: For external visitors to the ONS, please bring photo ID with you. You will not be granted access to the building without photo ID. If arriving by car, please email catrin.cheung@ons.gov.uk with your car registration number by Friday 29th March to ensure your vehicle will have access to the site, and to reserve a parking space for you.   Please make an effort to arrive by 12pm and report to the main reception. All external visitors to the building will need to register individually at reception, before being escorted in groups to the meeting room.    There will be an opportunity for networking and light lunch from 12:30 pm and the main event will begin at 1 pm. The exact agenda will be updated shortly.  Contact: Gentiana D. Roarson (gentiana.roarson@ons.gov.uk) or Catrin Cheung (catrin.cheung@ons.gov.uk).  Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.                  Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Identifying Trends and making Forecasts

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    Identifying Trends and making Forecasts https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/identifying-trends-and-making-forecasts-0efbc58d-7611-4b48-b9b3-8d71961e55c3 Presented by Nigel Marriott Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This two day course illustrates the basic practice for summarising and measuring trends as well as the best methods to extrapolate trends into a forecast. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS Journal webinar: Confidence intervals for low dimensional parameters in high dimensional linear models

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    RSS Journal webinar: Confidence intervals for low dimensional parameters in high dimensional linear models https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-journal-webinar-confidence-intervals-for-low-dimensional-parameters-in-high-dimensional-linear-models The next RSS Journal webinar will be held on 2nd April at 4pm (UK time); 11am (EDT or UTC-4h) Paper: ‘Confidence intervals for low dimensional parameters in high dimensional linear models’ by Cun-Hui Zhang and Stephanie S Zhang. The paper was published in JRSS Series B (Vol 76:1) in January 2014. It is an open access paper available from the Wiley Online Library. Abstract The purpose of this paper is to propose methodologies for statistical inference of low dimensional parameters with high dimensional data. We focus on constructing confidence intervals for individual coefficients and linear combinations of several of them in a linear regression model, although our ideas are applicable in a much broader context. The theoretical results that are presented provide sufficient conditions for the asymptotic normality of the proposed estimators along with a consistent estimator for their finite dimensional covariance matrices. These sufficient conditions allow the number of variables to exceed the sample size and the presence of many small non?zero coefficients. Our methods and theory apply to interval estimation of a preconceived regression coefficient or contrast as well as simultaneous interval estimation of many regression coefficients. Moreover, the method proposed turns the regression data into an approximate Gaussian sequence of point estimators of individual regression coefficients, which can be used to select variables after proper thresholding. The simulation results that are presented demonstrate the accuracy of the coverage probability of the confidence intervals proposed as well as other desirable properties, strongly supporting the theoretical results. Presenter Cun-Hui Zhang will present and discuss his paper, which is co-authored by Stephani S Zhang. Chair Yi Yu, University of Bristol Discussants Andrea Montenari, Stanford University and Sara van de Geer, ETH Zurich An open discussion led by our discussants will follow the presentation by Cun-Hui Zhang in which everyone is encouraged to take part. You can ask the author a question over the phone or type a message if you prefer using the web based teleconference system (Skype). Questions can also be emailed in advance and further information requested from journalwebinar@rss.org.uk. Full event details including slides (when available) can be found on our website Journal webinars are free, open to everyone and simple to join. Those unable to listen in live will be able to listen to the podcast and view slides from the presentation afterwards on YouTube, accessible from the main RSS website. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Modelling numbers of births by day of the week in relation to onset of labour and mode of giving birth in England 2005–2014

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    Modelling numbers of births by day of the week in relation to onset of labour and mode of giving birth in England 2005–2014 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/modelling-numbers-of-births-by-day-of-the-week-in-relation-to-onset-of-labour-and-mode-of-giving-birth-in-england-2005-2014 Speaker: Mario Cortina Borja Abstract: Maternity care has to be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is known that obstetric intervention can influence the time of birth, but no previous analysis at a national level in England has yet investigated in detail the ways in which the day and time of birth varies by onset of labour and mode of giving birth. We linked data from birth registration, birth notification, and Maternity Hospital Episode Statistics and analysed 5,093,615 singleton births in NHS maternity units in England from 2005 to 2014. We built statistical models to establish how patterns of timing of birth vary by onset of labour, mode of giving birth and gestational age. We found that the timing of birth by time of day and day of the week varies considerably by onset of labour and mode of birth. These patterns have implications for midwifery and medical staffing. This work is in collaboration with Professor Alison Macfarlane, Ms Nirupa Dattani, Dr Miranda Dodwell, Mr Rod Gibson, Dr Gill Harper, Dr Peter Martin and Dr Mary Newburn. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Using data to inform suicide and self-harm prevention

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    Using data to inform suicide and self-harm prevention https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/using-data-to-inform-suicide-and-self-harm-prevention About the event: What do we need to do to ensure the right data are available, analysed and communicated to address the major questions in suicide and self-harm reduction policy and practice? There are many potential sources of data on suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts, non-suicidal self-harm and suicide. These can be used to understand and monitor the extent, nature, context, and inequalities in self-harm and suicide in England. This day brings together commissioners, data producers, research analysts, and data users to improve awareness of data sources and challenges with data quality, accessibility, and coverage. This is the first in a series of events marking... the 50th anniversary of the National Centre for Social Research.   Registration, tea and coffee from 9.30 am   Programme             Chair: Prof Louise Arseneault 10.00-10.30 Context and aims   Suicide Prevention Strategies: data needs and data gaps Prof Louis Appleby, Manchester Using data on suicide and self-harm Liz Scowcroft, Samaritans Gender-informed/‘gender-neutral’ approach in research Prof Louise Howard, Kings 10.30-11.30 General population /cohort surveys Self-harm trends and risk factors using adult general population surveys (Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Surveys) Sally McManus, NatCen Self-harm in children with emotional, behavioural, and neurodevelopmental disorders using the Mental Health of Children and Young People surveys Katharine Sadler, NatCen, Prof Tamsin Ford, Exeter What distinguishes adolescents with suicidal thoughts from those who have attempted suicide (ALSPAC), Dr Becky Mars, Bristol   BREAK 11.40-13.00 Registered suicides   Suicide registrations data  Dr Ben Windsor-Shellard, ONS Challenges and opportunities for using national suicide mortality statistics to investigate secular trends and area differences in suicide Prof David Gunnell, Bristol National Confidential Inquiry:  Prof Louis Appleby, Manchester Autism and autistic traits in those who died by suicide in the UK Dr Sarah Cassidy, Nottingham   LUNCH 13.40-14.20 Healthcare context   Hospital and community presentations for self-harm: linking across datasets Prof Nav Kapur, Manchester Perinatal self-harm: prevalence and correlates Karyn Ayre, Kings 14.20-15.20 High risk groups Suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts and problem gambling Dr Heather Wardle, LSHTM Financial difficulty and suicide: data from frontline staff in commercial debt collection firms Dr Chris Fitch & Jamie Evans, Personal Finance Research Centre, University of Bristol Participatory consultation with midlife men to inform self-harm interventions  Caroline Turley, Head of Qualitative Methodology, NatCen   BREAK 15.30-16.10 Data hubs Self-harm data at NHSD: availability, data access and support Dan Collinson, NHSD Suicide Prevention Profiles: Fingertips Helen Garnham & Cam Lugton, PHE 16.10-16.30 Panel discussion How can we ensure that data are valid, accessible, analysed and communicated to best inform suicide and self-harm reduction?   Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.                                                                            Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to Machine Learning in R

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    Introduction to Machine Learning in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-machine-learning-in-r-6bc0acea-f52c-402c-86bf-0218b8fa46e5 Presented by Nicholas Attilades & Chris Musselle  Level - Professional CPD 12 hours This is a two day course covering the fundamentals of machine learning and the methodology for applying these to real-world analytics problems. The course outlines the stages involved in a machine learning analysis, and walks through how to perform them using the R programming language and the caret library. Participants will be provided with exercises to complete through the course in order to gain hands-on experience in using the methods presented. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • The Big RSS Quiz Night

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    The Big RSS Quiz Night https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/the-big-rss-quiz-night Join us for our first ever RSS quiz night! Bring your friends, colleagues and brain power to take on eight rounds of questions that will test your general knowledge, logic and memory. You don’t need to be a professional statistician to succeed in this quiz. Drinks and nibbles will be provided throughout the evening. You can organise your own team (max. 6 people) or we can help match you up with some teammates on the evening. Agenda: 17.30 - 18.30 Networking drinks 18.30 - 20.00 Pub Quiz Event Fees: Fellows: Free  Non-Fellows: £15 Registration with payment is required. Please register here   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Social Media Data Analysis

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    Social Media Data Analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/social-media-data-analysis-f581e5c8-5351-4458-80f0-b7b43f93b04f Course presenter(s): Mike Thelwall Short description: This course describes how to use free Windows software Mozdeh to gather tweets and to download comments on YouTube videos. The course will also describe simple and big data-style text analysis methods to gain insights into the meaning of the downloaded texts and to identify patterns within the data. Analysis methods will cover identifying topic, gender, time and sentiment differences in tweets or comments. Weblink: https://www.cmi.manchester.ac.uk/study/short/introductory/social-media-data-analysis/ Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • RSS Nigeria: Understanding the world through data

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    RSS Nigeria: Understanding the world through data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-nigeria-understanding-the-world-through-data Data users need help in making sense of the overwhelming volume of data and information they are presented with every day. This can be accomplished by increasing collaboration across sectors and enhancing users’ skills. In addition, policymakers and the public in general must improve their data literacy The event will showcase the role of Statistics in achieving sustainable development goals.  We welcome confirmed speakers Professor T. O. Obilade from Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria and Professor K. S. Adekeye from Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria. The event is funded by Royal Statistical Society, London, England, United Kingdom in collaboration with Department of Statistics, College of Physical Sciences, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, Oyo State Bureau of Statistics and Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology. All are welcome to attend the event, however, we ask that people register in advance for proper arrangement.   Many thanks Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • PSI Scientific Committee Webinar: Statistical Challenges in Analytical Comparability and Biosimilarity Assessment

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    PSI Scientific Committee Webinar: Statistical Challenges in Analytical Comparability and Biosimilarity Assessment https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/psi-scientific-committee-webinar-statistical-challenges-in-analytical-comparability-and-biosimilarity-assessment Speakers:  Thomas Lang (EMA BSWP / AGES) Johanna Mielke (Bayer) Bruno Boulanger (Pharmalex) About the event: This webinar will discuss statistical requirements for the assessment of analytical comparability and similarity assessments, for example between biosimilars and reference products or before and after manufacturing changes. This topic has been the subject of a recent EMA reflection paper and an EFSPI working group. New strategies are proposed as an alternative to mean comparisons and include the assessment of ranges, inferential approaches or the use of Bayesian methods. Full information about the webinar and the registration page are available at the following link: https://www.psiweb.org/events/event-item/2019/10/15/default-calendar/psi-scientific-committee-webinar-statistical-challenges-in-analytical-comparability-and-biosimilarity-assessment Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • The PSI & DIA’s Journal Club: Subgroup Analyses Webinar

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    The PSI & DIA’s Journal Club: Subgroup Analyses Webinar https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/the-psi-dia-s-journal-club-subgroup-analyses-webinar About the event: Our two presenters are Cynthia Huber from the Department of Medical Statistics, University Medical Centre Gottingen and Christoph Muysers from Bayer. The chair of the webinar is Anna Berglind from AstraZeneca. (PSI)  A comparison of subgroup identification methods in clinical drug development: Simulation study and regulatory considerations – Cynthia Huber, Norbert Benda and Tim Friede (DIA) A Systematic Approach for Post Hoc Subgroup Analyses With Applications in Clinical Case Studies – Christoph Muysers et al. The webinar is sponsored by Wiley who will make the PSI paper free to access for a few weeks before and after the webinar.          Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • POSTPONED - RSS South Wales: Challenging Statistics in Public Health

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    POSTPONED - RSS South Wales: Challenging Statistics in Public Health https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/postponed-rss-south-wales-challenging-statistics-in-public-health About the event: This event has been postponed due to the current situation with COVID-19 Statistics are integral to the strong advances made in Public Health. Many challenges remain in producing relevant population health statistics and interpreting outcomes, in order to improve and progress evidence-based intervention and decision-making. Our event, hosted by the RSS South Wales Local Group, will share knowledge and skills for addressing some of these challenges through talks by experts. Statistics do not make their contributions in isolation and so our event aims to bring together anyone with an interest in public health; including statisticians, data scientists, policymakers, researchers, and health professionals. Following the talks, there will be opportunity for networking, with light refreshments provided. Speakers:  Professor Ann John, Swansea University Medical School - How do my feelings become numbers? Nia Jones, Social Justice Statistician, Welsh Government - Overview of Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) 2019  Dr Alisha Davies, Head of Research and Evaluation, Public Health Wales - Population health in a digital age    Dr James White, Cardiff University - Is the consumption of alcohol with parents and in the home in adolescence associated with alcohol-related harms in adulthood? Findings from a national birth cohort. Thi event is free and open to all but registration is mandatory: Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • POSTPONED: RSS Statistical Excellence Awards ceremony 2020

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    London, United Kingdom

    POSTPONED: RSS Statistical Excellence Awards ceremony 2020 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/postponed-rss-statistical-excellence-awards-ceremony-2020 About the event We invite all fellows and those with an interest in our work to the Royal Statistical Society's Statistical Excellence Awards, which will be followed by a reception. Our annual Awards ceremony is the ideal time to celebrate all the fantastic work that has been done with statistics and data over the past year. This year's ceremony will see the first award of The Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Healthcare Data Analytics, which has been launched in partnership with the Health Foundation. The award is in honour of Florence Nightingale – the first female fellow of the RSS, who revolutionised nursing through her statistical work and use of data visualisation. 2020 marks her bicentenary and the ceremony takes place on the date of her birth. We will also for the first time, in partnership with the Office for Statistics Regulation and Civil Service World, be presenting the Voluntary Application Award. The awards celebrates organisations who show a commitment to the core pillars of trustworthiness, quality and value at the heart of the Code of Practice for Statistics. Every year we recognise journalists’ outstanding use of data and statistics in the media with the Statistical Excellence in Journalism Awards, which are kindly sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). We will also commend, in partnership with the UK Statistics Authority, the work of statisticians in government with the Campion Award for Excellence in Official Statistics. We are grateful to Civil Service World which is, once again, the media partner for this prize. The ceremony will be hosted by RSS's President, Professor Deborah Ashby.   Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Joint Impact Lab and RSS South West Local Group Health Data Science Network Event

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    London, United Kingdom

    Joint Impact Lab and RSS South West Local Group Health Data Science Network Event https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/joint-impact-lab-and-rss-south-west-local-group-health-data-science-network-event Location: Sustainability Hub, Kirkby Lodge, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA 9:30am: Registration/coffee Invited talks Contributed Talks/Posters (spaces still available see below for details) Opportunities to find collaborative partnership Immersive Vision Theater Show Lunch and refreshments provided 4.30pm close Registration:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/impact-labrss-south-west-health-data-science-network-event-tickets-92180314803 Invited Talks: Rachel Phillips (Imperial College London) An evaluation and application of statistical methods designed to analyse adverse event data in RCTs: An exploration of methods to analyse prespecified secondary harm outcomes and non-specific emerging adverse events. A review of current methods found 73 proposed in the literature, a simulation study is conducted on two of these methods to show adequate power to detect signals for harm. Harry Parr (The Institute of Cancer Research): Development of Clinical Dynamic Prediction Models to Characterise Prognosis of Localised Prostate Cancer Patients: Using shared-parameter joint models on the CHHiP patients to predict prognosis, providing insights into response to treatment and likelihood of reoccurrence to create bespoke treatment plans. Sarah Littler (Select Statistics): Developing Medical Decision Tools: Working with an NHS Foundation Trust, analysing historical patient extubation data, we combined factors related to clinical assessments within a statistical model to predict the chance of successful extubation for new intensive care patients. The model was used to identify the most important predictive factors for success and to suggest a cut-off probability beyond which a clinician would be encouraged to extubate. The model provided a tool to help guide clinicians in their decision as to whether to extubate their patient. This published research contributed to improving the objectivity of extubation decisions and, in particular, to helping clinicians with less experience make the right decisions for the patients in their care. Contributed Talks: Ben Jones (University of Plymouth): Information borrowing from pilot data in Cluster Randomised Controlled Trials using Bayesian Power Priors: Development of methodology to adaptively borrow information from historical data to improve analysis, and facilitate efficient design of cluster trials. Lexy Sorrell (University of Plymouth): Using the restricted mean survival time to estimate patient and graft survival following kidney transplant: an application to the national renal database. The difference restricted mean survival time provides the comparison between survival in patients in the time scale compared to the standard risk scale, this may be more intuitive for patients and clinicians. We compare survival between living and deceased donor recipients of renal transplants. Jade Chynoweth (University of Plymouth): Improving the efficiency of modelling complex physical activity data using novel statistical methods – a literature review: A review of compositional data analysis methods applied to longitudinal data, with a particular focus on accelerometry data. Lauren Stockley (University of Plymouth): Statistics in Well-Being: A principal component analysis to combine the four subjective wellbeing measures used by the ONS to understand wellbeing in the UK is undertaken, followed by additional analyses to identify variables associated with this combined measure. Joe Lomax (University of Plymouth): Demographic Representativeness in NHS Trust