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Transparency revolution: is there bias in university admissions?

Transparency revolution: is there bias in university admissions? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

UCAS have released an unprecedented amount of data which gives detailed breakdowns across institutions of applications by sex, race and economic status. There were hopes that it might settle the question about bias in admissions: but does it?

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This article comments on the ESRC's Administrative Data Research Centre.

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There need not be a digital dark age - how to save our data for the future

There need not be a digital dark age - how to save our data for the future | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

“The internet is forever.” So goes a saying regarding the impossibility of removing material – such as stolen photographs – permanently from the web. Yet paradoxically the vast and growing digital sphere face enormous losses.

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Article written by Matthew Woollard, director of the ESRC UK Data Service based at the University of Essex

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City planners tap into wealth of cycling data from Strava tracking app

City planners tap into wealth of cycling data from Strava tracking app | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Seventy-six cities and regions are using Strava Metro data to help assess and shape transport policy.

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The Urban Big Data Centre at Glasgow University is funded by ESRC

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Northern Rock Foundation CEO calls for more data about foundation giving

Northern Rock Foundation CEO calls for more data about foundation giving | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Collecting and analysing more data about foundation giving at a local level is "imperative", the chief executive of the Northern Rock Foundation has said.

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The report was produced with the Centre for Giving and Philanthropy, which is an ESRC funded centre.


This article appeared in the press on 2 May 2014.

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