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Twelve months after the first national lockdown, an expert panel gave us their insights on a year like no other Watch the panel discussion here.   The use of data during the Covid-19 pandemic has raised big questions about how much personal information people are willing to share – and what they get in return.…

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Twenty-one data-driven research projects, which include tackling homelessness, tourism recovery and job retention in the football industry, will receive funding as part of the DDI initiative’s ‘Building back better’ open call.    ‘Building Back Better’ Open Call  DDI have funded projects covering a range of themes, including Smarter Places; Creative and Cultural Recovery; Climate, Food and Sustainability; and Health and Wellbeing. …

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A new data repository has been created to bring together health and social care data for the first time, driving forward data-driven approaches to improving care. DataLoch will enable researchers to engage with private, public and third sector health and social care organisations, using data from across the Edinburgh & South East Scotland region to…

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The UK has been facing a social care crisis for some time, but a global pandemic that targets the elderly and frail has irreversibly exposed its weakness.  The coronavirus pandemic highlights the fragility of the UK’s social care system and underscores that quick action is needed to rethink and redesign care to look after the…

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