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  • RSS Nigeria Local Group: A career in statistics and its use in science and national development

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

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

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    Significance Magazine Drinks Reception at JSM 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/significance-magazine-drinks-reception-at-jsm-2019 About the event: Significance editor Brian Tarran will host a reception at the 2019 Joint Statistical Meetings. Magazine readers and contributors, including RSS Fellows, are invited to attend. Spaces are limited, so to reserve a place at this reception please, email significance@rss.org.uk Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • ICSTA'19 - The International Conference of Statistics: Theory and Applications

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    ICSTA'19 - The International Conference of Statistics: Theory and Applications https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/icsta-19-the-international-conference-of-statistics-theory-and-applications The goal of ICSTA'19 is to gather scholars from all over the world to present advances in each of the specialized fields and to foster an environment conducive to exchanging ideas and information.  This conference will also provide an ideal environment to develop new collaborations and meet experts on the fundamentals, applications, and products of the mentioned fields.  Interested authors, researchers, and industrial experts are invited to register for the conference that best resonates with their technical background.  Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Basic Statistics: Understanding & Analysing Data

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    Basic Statistics: Understanding & Analysing Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-understanding-analysing-data-ee873b88-cc8f-4adc-b507-d8d4e0101280 Tutor - Jenny Freeman Level - Foundation CPD 12 Hours This two day course will help you to understand some basic statistical concepts and develop a strategy for approaching a simple data analysis. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Growth-fragmentation phenomena

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

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    Survival Analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/survival-analysis-53885de6-8237-43df-8aed-cb28c89e655d Presented by D Collett Level - Professional CPD 12 hours This two day course describes some of the more advanced methods of survival analysis and illustrates their practical application using SAS and R.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Induction Course for New Lecturers in the Mathematical Sciences 2019

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

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    The Essentials of Survey Research Design https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/the-essentials-of-survey-research-design-b6b86933-b413-4e2f-87de-a3e19eabb789 Dr Pamella Campanelli Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This course looks at each of the quality areas for producing a successful and efficient quantitative survey. It covers all the major methods of data collection (quantitative interviewing, web and paper self-completion) as well as all the key aspects of the survey process from initial design through implementation through post-field processing.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Applied Statistics 2019

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

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    Learning more from the practice of educational trials - some methodological developments https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/learning-more-from-the-practice-of-educational-trials-some-methodological-developments About the event: The meeting follows up the Social Statistics Section meeting in 2015 which identified the need to power trials to understand their impact on disadvantaged groups. It is also linked to the afternoon meeting reviewing the experience of 100 years of trials in education (separate registration required). This event will be of a more technical nature, aimed at researchers interested in education trial development, and in understanding social inequalities in policy experiments. Full Abstracts available here Speakers Chair: Harvey Goldstein (University of Bristol) Zhi Min Xiao (University of Exeter) -  "The case against Perfection in the Mean: Pupil Advantage Index as a step towards Personalised Intervention" Ben Weidmann (Harvard University & Education Endowment Foundation) - "Lurking inferential monsters? Quantifying selection bias in non-experimental evaluations of school programs" Thomas King (Social Statistics Section committee) Event Fees: Concessionary Fellow:£15 CStat/GradStat: £18 Fellows: 20 None of the above: £30 The registration fee includes lunch and refreshments throughout the morning. Registration with payment is required. Please register here.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • 100 years of education trials: no significant difference?

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

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

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

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

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

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    London, United Kingdom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Programming in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/programming-in-r-4e947adc-45e1-46ca-be82-8cfb2841eb1e Jamie Owen Level - Intermediate CPD 12 hours The course is a two day intensive course on programming principles in R. On completion of the course participants will gain experience in a range of programming techniques for the R programming language. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Quantifying Ecological Impacts of Offshore Renewables - A Statistical Perspective

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

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

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    London, United Kingdom

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

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    London, United Kingdom

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

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    London, United Kingdom

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

    No date given

    London, United Kingdom

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

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