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  • Basic Statistics (Understanding and analysing data)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    London, United Kingdom

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