RSS welcomes select committee report on stats governance

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The Royal Statistical Society welcomes the publication of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) report on the governance of official statistics. The RSS believes the report could make a significant contribution to strengthening the statistical system.  

In particular, the report calls for:

RSS signs letter urging government to support data strategy

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The Royal Statistical Society has today (15 July 2019), along with ten other organisations, signed an open letter (PDF) to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Jeremy Wright, calling on the UK government to ensure the it uses the National Data Strategy and forthcoming Spending Review to transform the way the UK utilises its data.

The group calls for the National Data Strategy to go beyond public services and help shape how data is used in areas such as research funding, procurement rules, regulatory activities and legislation.

Winners announced for 2019 Campion and Early Career Writing awards

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The winners of the 2019 RSS Statistical Excellence Awards were announced yesterday (11 July 2019) at a ceremony hosted by our president, Deborah Ashby. The awards celebrate the most outstanding contributions to statistics and data over the past year.

Government statisticians competed for the Campion Award for Excellence in Official Statistics, whilst younger statisticians were also commended for their work, through the Award for Excellence in Early Career Writing.

2019 Mardia Prize to support workshops on economics of mental health

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We are pleased to announce the winner of the third Mardia interdisciplinary workshop prize: Dr Christoph Kronenberg (pictured).

Founded by RSS fellow Kanti Mardia, the Mardia Prize was created to fund cutting-edge interdisciplinary workshops bringing together statisticians with researchers from other scientific communities. Funding of £6,000–£8,000 is made available over two years to support these workshops.

New project to shape mathematics curricula of the future

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The RSS is delighted to be involved in an ambitious new research project seeking to shape and strengthen the mathematics and statistics curricula of the future to meet the rising need for data skills in the workplace.

The two-year project, The Mathematics Curricula Futures, is a partnership between the Royal Society, the RSS, the London Mathematical Society and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. Tech company Arm, is the first partner to support the research phase of this project.

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