[okfn-discuss] Fw: Free Our Data? An NCeSS event

Prodromos Tsiavos p.tsiavos at lse.ac.uk
Wed Feb 28 16:30:58 UTC 2007

I got forwarded the following message and thought it may be of interest to 
the list :)


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gillian Sinclair" <gillian.sinclair at MANCHESTER.AC.UK>
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 4:14 PM
Subject: Free Our Data? An NCeSS event


Should social researchers have unlimited access to the data that
Government collects about individual UK citizens? Would the benefits of
better evidence on which to base social policy outweigh concerns about
Experts from academia and government will offer their views and respond to
questions from the audience.

Date: 15th March 2007
Location: University of Manchester
Time: 6pm – 8pm

This event is being organised by the ESRC National Centre for e-Social
Science (http://www.ncess.ac.uk/) as part of the ESRC Festival of Social
Science (http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/FSS/) and will be run in
conjunction with The Guardians Free Our Data? campaign.

Chair: Jim Hancock : Ex Political Editor for BBC North West

Charles Arthur: Technology Editor, The Guardian
Peter Elias: Professor of Labour Economy, University of Warwick and
Strategic Advisor (Data Resources) to the ESRC
Duncan MacNiven: Registrar General for Scotland
Jil Matheson: Director of Census, Demographic and Regional Statistics,
Office for National Statistics
Neil Ackroyd: Director of Data Collection and Management, Ordnance Survey

This event will also be webcast - further details of this will be
available closer to the event on our website.

There is no charge to attend this event, but admission is by ticket only.

To register for this event, please complete the online registration form
available at: http://www.ncess.ac.uk/events/

Tickets are limited to 2 per person. If you require a group booking in
excess of 8 people, please contact Katy Middlebrough
(katy.middlebrough at ncess.ac.uk). 

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