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  • 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 [] []
  • RSS North Eastern: Network time series models for energy and environmental applications

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    London, United Kingdom

    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 [] []
  • 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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    London, United Kingdom

    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 [] []
  • EiM 2:The second meeting on Ethics in Mathematics.

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    EiM 2:The second meeting on Ethics in Mathematics. https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/eim-2-the-second-meeting-on-ethics-in-mathematics About the Event: An interdisciplinary meeting bringing together the small number of people with an interest, or concern in the topic. Most statisticians receive undergraduate teaching with mathematicians, so this is a professional issue. Developing mathematical tools, ethical responsibilities lie with all actors, not just the application and data context. Professional bodies and employers are starting to show an interest, but society generally lacks the expertise to supervise. An opportunity for extended discussion with speakers over three days. Contact the organiser for an invitation.   Confirmed Speakers (More to come!) : Catherine Buell (Mathematician) - U. Fitchberg  Rishi Vyas (Mathematician) - Krea University Tony Gardiner (Mathematician) - U. Birmingham / LMS Clement Mouhot (Mathematician) - U. Cambridge Collin Rittberg (Mathematician/ Philosopher) - U. Vrije Ann-Kristin Glenster (Legal Scholar Specialising in Technology) Ross Anderson (Computer Scientist) - U. Cambridge Unconfirmed Victor Piercey (Mathematician/ Lawyer) - Ferris State U. Martin Hyland (Mathematician) - U. Cambridge Unconfirmed David Spiegelhalter (Mathematician) - U. Cambridge Tam B (Software Developer) - Thoughtworks Maurice Chiodo (Mathematician) - U. Cambridge Glenys Wilson (Psychologist)   We have a number of invited speakers from within mathematics and in other disciplines who will talk about diverse topics. This is a vital interdisciplinary aspect of the workshop; it takes several people from several areas to make this effective. The workshop will be discussion-based, with "themed" pairs of speakers giving a 30 minute talk each, followed by a long (1 hour) question and discussion session chaired by the two speakers.     Request an invitation at mcc56@cam.ac.uk More information available at the following link: https://www.ethics.maths.cam.ac.uk/EiM2/   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS Nigeria: Handling and Analyzing Spatio-Temporal Data using ArcGIS and R softwares

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    RSS Nigeria: Handling and Analyzing Spatio-Temporal Data using ArcGIS and R softwares https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-nigeria-handling-and-analyzing-spatio-temporal-data-using-arcgis-and-r-softwares About the event: Spatiotemporal data analysis is an emerging research area due to the development and application of novel computational techniques allowing for the analysis of large spatiotemporal databases. Spatiotemporal models arise when data are collected across time as well as space and has at least one spatial and one temporal property. An event in a spatiotemporal dataset describes a spatial and temporal phenomenon that exists at a certain time t and location x The meeting will showcase the analysis of large spatiotemporal databases using ArcGIS and R softwares.   We welcome confirmed speakers Dr Tolulope Osayomi from Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Dr G. A. Dawodu from Department of Statistics, College of Physical Sciences, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.   This meeting is funded by Royal Statistical Society, London, England in collaboration with the Department of Statistics, College of Physical Sciences, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.   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 [] []
  • Symposium on Teaching Statistics in Higher Education

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    London, United Kingdom

    Symposium on Teaching Statistics in Higher Education https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/symposium-on-teaching-statistics-in-higher-education About the event: Launch event for the RSS Teaching Statistics SIG, the conference will discuss the teaching of statistics in higher education to statisticians and non-statisticians. Speakers: Dr Margaret MacDougall (University of Edinburgh) Dr Charis Chanialidis (University of Glasgow) - Online distance learning in Data Analytics: Benefits, challenges, and suggestions Dr Elke Thönnes (Warwick University) - Authentic learning and assessment in applied statistics Dr Paul Northrop  (University College London) - Connecting Students with Statistical Research Abstracts available here    There will be opportunities for discussion in panel sessions and over refreshments.     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 [] []
  • RSS South West: Network Time Series

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    London, United Kingdom

    RSS South West: Network Time Series https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-south-west-network-time-series Speaker: Guy Nason (University of Bristol; Royal Statistical Society Vice President for Academic Affairs) Abstract: A network time series is a multivariate time series where the individual series are known to be linked by some underlying network structure. Sometimes this network is known a priori, and sometimes the network has to be inferred, often from the multivariate series itself. Network time series are becoming increasingly common, long, and collected over a large number of variables. We are particularly interested in network time series whose network structure changes over time. We describe some recent developments in the modeling and analysis of network time series via network autoregressive integrated moving average (NARIMA) process models. NARIMA models provide a network extension to a familiar environment that can be used to extract valuable information and aid prediction. As with classical ARIMA models, trend can impair the estimation of NARIMA parameters. The scope for trend removal is somewhat wider with NARIMA models and we exhibit some possibilities. We will illustrate the operation of NARIMA modeling on some real data sets. This is joint work with Kathryn Leeming (Bristol), Marina Knight (York) and Matt Nunes (Lancaster). Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Meet the statisticians: data support for the third sector

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    Meet the statisticians: data support for the third sector https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/meet-the-statisticians-data-support-for-the-third-sector Do you have a project that would benefit from the skills of a statistician or data scientist? Want to speak to us about this project and be linked with a volunteer statistician who is willing to work pro bono? Then come along to our drop-in session for Statisticians for Society. The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) is inviting third sector organisations interested in pro bono support to spend time with our scoping panel and identify ways that volunteer statisticians can be involved in your project. If you are looking to make the most of your data, measure your impact or use data in decision making, then these ‘drop in’ sessions are a great opportunity for you to discuss what is possible and the expertise required to carry out the work. The Royal Statistical Society is the professional body for statisticians, data analysts and data scientists. Through Statisticians for Society, RSS fellows are offering their time and skills at no cost to help organisations collect, analyse and present data. Who should attend? Any UK registered charity or social purpose organisation with an annual turnover of/less than £1 million. If your charity or social purpose organisation does not meet our selection criteria, but wishes to attend, please contact Amaka Nwagbara and we can discuss if this initiative could directly help you. Timings You will be able to book to attend one of these four hour-long sessions: • 10.00am - 11.00am • 11.00am -  12.00pm • 1.00pm   -  2.00pm • 2.00pm   -  3.00pm Please note that registration is required and places are limited. To book your place, click the ‘Register Now’   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS Nigeria: Understanding the world through data

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    London, United Kingdom

    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 [] []
  • ESGI 145

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    London, United Kingdom

    ESGI 145 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/esgi-145 Across a five day workshop, the 145th European Study Group with Industry brings mathematicians and industrialists together to work side by side to solve the real and important issues that companies are facing today The ESGI is an exciting opportunity for students in academics to get hands on experience with a real problem in industry in a collaborative setting. Data analysis problems have gained more prominence at these conferences in recent years and we need more statisticians involved! Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • The use of simulation to support modern day needs of manufacturing companies - Making better decisions based on simulation

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    London, United Kingdom

    The use of simulation to support modern day needs of manufacturing companies - Making better decisions based on simulation https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/the-use-of-simulation-to-support-modern-day-needs-of-manufacturing-companies-making-better-decisions-based-on-simulation This event will commence with an introductory talk on simulation and its application, followed by sharing of case studies and a practical workshop session. The aim of this workshop is to develop awareness and basic competence in the use of simulation to support modern day needs of manufacturing companies. Based on a real cases, this workshop will guide you on how to make better decisions based on discrete event simulation. Agenda                                                                • Basic concepts of simulation                            • Successful examples in manufacturing         • How to run a model?                           • How to build a simple model?  • Formulating a simulation problem • Final discussion and questions Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Symposium to Celebrate 50 Years of the MSc Medical Statistics

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    Symposium to Celebrate 50 Years of the MSc Medical Statistics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/symposium-to-celebrate-50-years-of-the-msc-medical-statistics Statistics as Alchemy: Turning data into gold Celebrating 50 years of the Masters in Medical Statistics 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine MSc Medical Statistics: the first students graduated in 1969 when Peter Armitage was Professor of Medical Statistics. To celebrate, we warmly invite you to a 2-day symposium on 11-12 April. We are delighted by the line-up of stimulating speakers, ranging across causal inference, electronic health records, innovative trial designs and estimands. Peter Armitage has recorded a welcome message to start the meeting. The symposium includes the Bradford Hill Memorial Lecture which will be given by Michael Hughes (Harvard University) on 11 April. Other speakers confirmed so far include: Shadrac Agbla, Deborah Ashby, Nicky Best, James Carpenter, Nick Jewell, Ruth Keogh, Alan Phillips, Stuart Pocock, Linda Sharples, Liam Smeeth, Jonathan Sterne, Jenny Thompson, Stijn Vansteelandt. Equally importantly, it’s a great opportunity to catch up with friends and make new ones – not least at our 50th party on the evening of 11th April!     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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    London, United Kingdom

    Interactive Visualisation in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/interactive-visualisation-in-r-9ec0ca05-c2d0-461d-bd5b-58d9af75c8b1 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 [] []
  • Getting your views on plans to transform the UK’s population and migration statistics system (Roundtable event)

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    Getting your views on plans to transform the UK’s population and migration statistics system (Roundtable event) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/getting-your-views-on-plans-to-transform-the-uk-s-population-and-migration-statistics-system-roundtable-event Speakers: Centre for International Migration and Admin Data Census, ONS- Kerry Gadsdon Discussant: Madeleine Sumption (Migration Observatory)  About the Event:   Office for National Statistics (ONS) is transforming the way we produce population and migration statistics, to better meet the needs of our users. Working in partnership across the Government Statistical Service (GSS), we are progressing a programme of work to put administrative data at the core of our evidence on international migration (UK) and on population (England and Wales) by 2020.    Join us at this free interactive event, hosted by the Royal Statistical Society’s Official Statistics section in association with the Migration Statistics User Forum, where you can find out more about our latest research and give us your feedback on our developments and future plans.   Together we’ll discuss the following themes:   •    User needs: what do users of our statistics need to know about the population and how it changes over time? •    Concepts and definitions: what concepts should ONS statistics measure? What additional or alternative definitions would support you in better understanding population and patterns of migration?  •    Data sources: what data sources can we use to measure population and migration? •    Methods: what methods can we use to analyse administrative data?  •    Outputs: what outputs do we need to produce? What aspects of quality (timeliness, frequency, coherence, relevance, accuracy, accessibility and interpretability) are most important to you?   Programme:  1:00   Introduction/ aims for the afternoon 1:15   ONS presentation (Kerry Gadsdon) 1:35   Discussant (Madeleine Sumption)  1:55   Q&A/ Sli.do 2:20   Tea break  2:50   Discussion sessions 3:50/4:00 Feedback from the sessions 4:20    Wrap up/Future steps and Sli.do 4:30    Close  Refreshments: tea, coffee and biscuits will be available at 3 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 [] []
  • Bradford Hill Memorial Lecture

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    Bradford Hill Memorial Lecture https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/bradford-hill-memorial-lecture The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine & The Royal Statistical Society Medical Section Present: 2019 Bradford Hill Memorial Lecture Countering the HIV epidemic: statistical issues in treatment evaluation and policy Speaker: Dr Michael D. Hughes (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA.) Abstract: There has been remarkable progress in HIV treatment, changing HIV infection from being a more immediately life-threatening disease to a chronic disease.  Numerous treatments have been evaluated in a long sequence of non-inferiority clinical trials using a surrogate endpoint, and complexities have arisen at the interface of treatment and prevention.  Key policy questions included when during the course of the disease to start treatment, and the extent to which treatment recommendations can be population-based versus personalized.  Dr Hughes will describe some of the interesting statistical issues that have been addressed in advancing treatment for HIV infection. This lecture is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception in the South Courtyard Café. More information can be found here. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Data Visualisation in the Popular Victorian Press

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    Data Visualisation in the Popular Victorian Press https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/data-visualisation-in-the-popular-victorian-press Speaker: Dr Alison Hedley -  SSHRC Post-doctoral Research Fellow, McGill University About the Event: Dr Hedley writes “Most forms of data visualisation were encountered mainly by non-specialized readers for the first time in the nineteenth century. The primary medium through which these graphics circulated among mass audiences was the periodical. My postdoctoral research project, “Graphical Thinking: Data Visualisation in Popular British Periodicals, 1830-1910,” is a cultural and material history of the data graphics published in popular journalism. “Graphical Thinking” combines socio-historical analysis and close reading—the micro-analysis of specific print artifacts and genres—with a machine learning process known as image analytics—the macro-analysis of a digitized corpus of journalism. Investigating the publication history of data visualisations in general-audience newspapers and magazines such as the Times, the Illustrated London News, and the Strand, the project recovers an important but largely overlooked chapter in the history of mass visualisation literacy”. “In my presentation, I will discuss my project’s framework and methodology in relation to the nebulous field of data visualisation criticism. I will summarize ongoing case studies to illustrate the thrust of the project and its significance. Data graphics in mass digital journalism deploy many of the same visual practices as those established in the Victorian press. Given that the nineteenth-century history of popular data visualisation continues to shape how we communicate data for mass audiences, studying that history is essential to understanding the cultural functions of digital data graphics”.   Programme:  6.00 to 6:45pm: Author’s presentation  6:45 to 7.15pm: Q & A.   Refreshments alongside registration available from 5.30 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 [] []
  • The statistics of drug testing in sport

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    The statistics of drug testing in sport https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/the-statistics-of-drug-testing-in-sport About the event: There have been a number of high-profile sports doping cases in recent years. Famous examples include the Russian Olympic scandal, Lance Armstrong, Justin Gatlin and many more. But how can cheating be distinguished from a good performance? How can abnormal measurements in drug tests be differentiated from measurement error? And how sure must the evidence be to punish athletes for failed drug tests? This event will bring together three experts in the field to discuss their experience in the statistics of drug testing. Following the presentations we will have an open discussion on the questions raised.    Speakers:  Professor Andrea Petroczi, Kingston University Dr Reid Aikin, World Anti-Doping Agency Professor Sheila Bird, Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge Professor Don Berry, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Event Fees: Fellows: Free  Non-Fellows: £25 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 [] []
  • Setting national milestones for Wales – approaches and methods workshop

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    Setting national milestones for Wales – approaches and methods workshop https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/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 [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • Intro to R

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    London, United Kingdom

    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 [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • Programming in R

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    London, United Kingdom

    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 [] []
  • Statistical Modelling

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    London, United Kingdom

    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 [] []
  • RSS Avon local group workshop: Challenges in local air pollution modelling

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    London, United Kingdom

    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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    London, United Kingdom

    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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    London, United Kingdom

    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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    London, United Kingdom

    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 [] []
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