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  • 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 [] []
  • 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 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 [] []
  • Stochastic processes in finance and beyond

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    London, United Kingdom

    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 [] []
  • Presenting Data

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    London, United Kingdom

    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 [] []
  • ICQSBEI 2019 - 3rd International Conference on Quantitative, Social, Biomedical & Economic Issues

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    London, United Kingdom

    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 [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • Basic Statistics (Understanding and analysing data)

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    London, United Kingdom

    Basic Statistics (Understanding and analysing data) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-understanding-and-analysing-data-51ae9706-bc38-4c2e-a462-f9aab58a3596 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 [] []
  • Joint RSS Highland Group - St Andrews meeting

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    London, United Kingdom

    Joint RSS Highland Group - St Andrews meeting https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/joint-rss-highland-group-st-andrews-meeting Abstracts:   Theresa Smith, Bath   Title: A stratified age-period-cohort model for spatial heterogeneity in all-cause mortality   Summary: A common goal in modelling demographic rates is to compare two or more groups. For example comparing mortality rates between men and women or between geographic regions may reveal health inequalities. A popular class of models for all-cause mortality as well as incidence of specific diseases like cancer is the age-period-cohort (APC) model. Extending this model to the multivariate setting is not straightforward, because the univariate APC model suffers from well-known identifiability problems. Often APC models are fit separately for each stratum, and then comparisons are made post hoc. A stratified APC model is introduced to directly assess the sources of heterogeneity in mortality rates using a Bayesian hierarchical model with matrix-normal priors that share information on linear and nonlinear aspects of the APC effects across strata. Computing, model selection, and prior specification are addressed and the model is then applied to all-cause mortality data from the European Union.     Ruwanthi Kolamunnage-Dona   Title: Joint modelling of longitudinal data and event-times with applications in health research   Abstract: Joint modelling of longitudinal data and event-time processes has gained its popularity in last decade as they yield more accurate and precise estimates. However, adopting this framework in health research has been limited. For example, in many clinical trials with longitudinal outcome data, a common situation is where some patients withdraw or dropout from the trial before completing the measurement schedule but the dropout may be non-ignorable. In such cases, the longitudinal outcome data alone may not reflect a genuine change over time, it may be an artefact caused by selective dropout, which could result in a biased comparison between the treatment groups.  In other research, a relatively large number of quantities such as biomarkers are measured over patients’ follow-up over time to fully explore the damage caused by adverse clinical events, and harnessing all such information in a single model could lead to improved estimation and prediction. In this talk, the methodology of joint modelling and its advances for competing risks and multiple longitudinal outcomes will be discussed with real applications in health research.     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Getting Engaged Statistically – How Business and Academia Create Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

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    Getting Engaged Statistically – How Business and Academia Create Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/getting-engaged-statistically-how-business-and-academia-create-knowledge-transfer-partnerships-ktps About the event: Presenter: Gerry O'Hagan (Knowledge Transfer Adviser, Knowledge Transfer Network) “Knowledge Transfer Partnerships: Accelerating Innovation” The Knowledge Transfer Partnership programme has been supporting business led innovation for more than 40 years. The programme aims to stimulate economic growth for the UK economy by facilitating the transfer of knowledge and skills from the research base into organisations to create new value and embed new capabilities. Gerry O'Hagan is a Knowledge Transfer Advisor with the Knowledge Transfer Network focusing primarily on supporting the KTP programme. He has a background in senior executive roles in business and non-executive roles in universities, experience which provides a perspective on the expectations and priorities for the stakeholders in the partnerships.   Presenter: Dan Walker (KTP Associate, Newcastle University) “KTPs: Data Science in a Large Business” ENGIE is a large global company with 160,000 employees in over 70 countries. They are a provider of energy and services focusing on production and supply of energy, facilities management and regeneration. There are large quantities of data available and a desire to become more skilled in the way that the data is used. Knowledge transfer partnerships is a scheme funded by Innovate UK. They are designed to embed technical knowledge into the company through the associate’s work by linking up with experienced academics at the university. This short talk will give a general overview of KTP’s and explain some examples of how a data science KTP has been beneficial to ENGIE. Dan Walker is a data scientist at Newcastle University as part of a knowledge transfer partnership with ENGIE Services UK. He graduated from the same university in 2018 with an MSc in Mathematics and Statistics. In his work, he combines statistical techniques with some machine learning to solve a variety of business problems.   Presenter: Josh Myrans (KTP Associate, University of Exeter) “KTPs: case study -  Automated detection of sewer faults”  Every year water companies in the UK must survey thousands of kilometres of their sewer systems. This enables the effective management and maintenance of the network to avoid costly failures and pollution events. South West Water has entered a KTP with the University of Exeter to develop and deploy computer vision technologies capable of improving the accuracy and efficiency of the CCTV surveying practice. This talk will give an outline of the developed fault detection technology, discussing some of the key machine learning components whilst looking at how exactly the project fits into the KTP structure. Josh Myrans is a Data Scientist at the University of Exeter partnered with the UK water company: South West Water. He graduated from the University of Exeter in 2014 with a BSc in computer Science and Mathematics, before continuing to complete his PhD in Water Informatics Engineering in 2018 (also at Exeter University). Josh has been working within South West Water as a KTP associate since November 2018, where he continues to develop his postgraduate research for practical application within the water industry.   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 [] []
  • The art of statistics and how to avoid being misled by numbers

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    London, United Kingdom

    The art of statistics and how to avoid being misled by numbers https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/the-art-of-statistics-and-how-to-avoid-being-misled-by-numbers Abstract:   Join us for an event marking the recent launches of “The Art of Statistics” by Sir David Spiegelhalter and “Statistical: Ten Easy Ways to Avoid Being Misled By Numbers” by Anthony Reuben.   Sir David and Anthony will be joined by writer, comedian and broadcaster Timandra Harkness for what promised to be a lively discussion surrounding the two new books and the subject of statistics.   Sir David Spiegelhalter is a former President of the Royal Statistical Society and the current Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge. Sir David works to improve the way in which risk and statistical evidence are taught and discussed in society. He gives many presentations to schools and others, advises organisations on risk communication, and is a regular commentator on risk issues. He presented the BBC4 documentaries ‘Tails You Win: The Science of Chance’ and the award-winning ‘Climate Change by Numbers’.   Anthony Reuben was the BBC's first head of statistics and now works on the corporation's Reality Check strand, which he helped to create. Anthony has been a journalist for 24 years and has twice won the RSS award for statistical excellence in journalism. “Statistical" is his first book.   The Art of Statistics   In "The Art of Statistics", David Spiegelhalter guides the reader through the essential principles we need in order to derive knowledge from data. Drawing on real world problems to introduce conceptual issues, he shows us how statistics can help us determine the luckiest passenger on the Titanic, whether serial killer Harold Shipman could have been caught earlier, and if screening for ovarian cancer is beneficial.   “Spiegelhalter’s work serves as a reminder that there are passionate, self-aware statisticians who can argue eloquently that their discipline is needed now more than ever.” Financial Times    Statistical: Ten Easy Ways to Avoid Being Misled By Numbers   How do we distinguish statistical fact from fiction? What can we do to decide whether a number, claim or news story is accurate? Without an understanding of data, we cannot truly understand what is going on in the world around us.   Written by Anthony Reuben, a current RSS fellow, "Statistical" is an accessible and empowering guide to challenging the numbers all around us.   "Refreshingly clear and engaging." Tim Harford   This event will be followed by a Drinks Reception. Tea and coffee alongside registration will be open from 18.15pm   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 [] []
  • Presenting Data

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    London, United Kingdom

    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 [] []
  • Basic Statistics (Understanding and analysing data)

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    London, United Kingdom

    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 [] []
  • Data Visualisation

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    London, United Kingdom

    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 [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • Interactive Dashboards & Web Apps using R & Shiny

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    London, United Kingdom

    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 [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • GDPR and Social Surveys

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    London, United Kingdom

    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 [] []
  • Workshop on Survey Process Design

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    London, United Kingdom

    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 [] []
  • Exploring Regional Statistics

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    London, United Kingdom

    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 [] []
  • 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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    London, United Kingdom

    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 [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • Statistical inference with non-probability samples

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    London, United Kingdom

    Statistical inference with non-probability samples https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/statistical-inference-with-non-probability-samples Integrating Probability and Nonprobability Samples for Survey Inference Presenter: Arkadiusz Wisniowski - University of Manchester Authors: Arkadiusz Wisniowski, Joseph W. Sakshaug, Diego Andres Perez Ruiz, and Annelies G. Blom Survey data collection costs have risen to a point where many survey researchers and polling companies are abandoning large, expensive probability-based samples in favour of less expensive nonprobability samples. The empirical literature suggests this strategy may be unwise for many reasons, amongst them probability samples tend to outperform nonprobability samples on accuracy when assessed against population benchmarks. However, nonprobability samples are often preferred due to convenience and cost effectiveness. Instead of forgoing probability sampling entirely, we propose a method of combining both probability and nonprobability samples in a way that exploits their strengths to overcome their weaknesses within a Bayesian inferential framework. By using simulated data, we evaluate supplementing inference based on small probability samples with prior distributions derived from nonprobability data. We demonstrate that informative priors based on nonprobability data can lead to reductions in variances and mean-squared errors of the linear model coefficients. The method is also illustrated with actual probability and nonprobability survey data. A discussion of these findings, their implications for survey practice, and possible research extensions are provided in conclusion.             Techniques for randomising protest survey samples to facilitate comparison with nationally representative samples. Presenter: Clare Saunders - University of Exeter Authors: Clare Saunders and Natalie Shlomo In this paper, we compare two techniques for balancing non-random protest survey samples with random European Social Survey (ESS) samples of protesters. These techniques will become increasingly important in the study of protesters because protesters are a ‘rare’ sample. The power for analysis is very low if we rely on random samples of protesters alone. Therefore, it is important to find ways in which to randomise data from other data sources to provide rich insights into protesters. The two techniques compared are proportional weighting and sample matching. Proportional weighting involves post-stratification bench-marking based on UK census data. Sample matching is an approach modified from quasi-experimental designs. Propensity score matching is used to balance non-random samples. We show that that the sample matching approach to induce randomization of the non-random sample of protesters   through the integrations with the ESS has the highest standard of replication of the distribution of variables in a random sample of protesters. We are able to correct for under-selection of centrists and over-selection of left-wingers, especially among the stalwart protesters.      Programme:  4:30 Coffee 5:00 Opening by Chair: Nick Moon 5:10 Presentation I  5:55 Presentation II 6:40 Discussion 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 [] []
  • PSI One Day Meeting: New emerging topics around Estimands and ICH Addendum

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    London, United Kingdom

    PSI One Day Meeting: New emerging topics around Estimands and ICH Addendum https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/psi-one-day-meeting-new-emerging-topics-around-estimands-and-ich-addendum The draft ICH E9 addendum on estimands and sensitivity analysis was released back in July 2017 and (more than 1000) comments are back. All stakeholders are gaining the necessary experience and familiarity with estimands along with the associated challenges and methodologies. The language and thinking behind causal inference is well suited to this area. The PSI Scientific Committee have put together this one day meeting to share and discuss new emerging topics around estimands and the ICH addendum. The aims of the event are to: Share the feedback from the public consultation on the draft ICH E9 addendum Explore the estimand concept within health technology assessments Describe how casual inference fits into the area of estimands Present case studies illustrating the implementation of the estimand framework and the use of causal inference methodology 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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    London, United Kingdom

    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 [] []
  • Introduction to the news media

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    London, United Kingdom

    Introduction to the news media https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-the-news-media The Science Media Centre runs free events for data scientists and researchers who work with big data, patient data, genomics or AI, to introduce them to how the media works – and how to help journalists report your subject better. The events, which have previously taken place in venues in London, Durham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester, Brighton, Exeter, Belfast and Norwich, are informative, entertaining and popular. You will hear from national news science journalists about what makes a story, what drives the news agenda and what they need from you – and you will get a chance to interrogate them on what drives you mad about the media. You will also hear from press officers working at the coal face of science communication, and from scientists who have worked with the media and lived to tell the tale. Scientists, social scientists, engineers and clinicians from any discipline and at any stage of their career in academia or industry (excluding those at undergraduate level), who have little or no media experience but would like to find out more, are welcome. Senior scientists are especially welcome, as are scientists at least part way into their careers – it’s not really aimed at students. The sessions offer a beginner’s guide to the media, giving an insight into the way the news media works. Topics covered include: • how and why scientists and journalists should engage with each other • top tips for dealing with the media • how journalists find stories • the role of the press office • the role of the news editor It isn’t: Skills-based media training. This session will not prepare you for a confrontation with Paxman or Humphries, and it is not practical media training; but it will give a flavour of the news media to help you understand its demands and make it easier for you to work with journalists. The SMC, however, does offer individual support to scientists when collaborating with them on frontline media work, and the Introduction to the New Media sessions are one way in which it develops relationships with scientists. To reserve your place please send your full name, job title, institution, institutional e-mail address and phone number to the email address below.  Places are limited and SMC anticipates that demand for places will be high.   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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