Accessing the UBDC's Data Service

Monday, 15th August 2016
10:00am - 1:30pm (breaks and lunch included)
Sir Alwyn Williams Building (Level 5), University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK G12 8QN

The UBDC has been established to meet the needs of a wide range of users who wish to conduct research on urban issues using big data.

We offer a number of services, including access to open, licenced and controlled data, and a data sourcing and procurement service. Most are provided free of any charge.

In this short course participants will learn: 

  • The extent and scope of UBDC’s data collections, including the terms under which they can be accessed;
  • How to prepare an application to use UBDC resources, and what this entails;
  • How to obtain access to personal or otherwise sensitive data via UBDC’s Controlled Data Service; how UBDC can source and often pay for additional data at a researcher’s request.

About the UBDC Summer Training Programme 2016

Accessing the UBDC’s Data Service is one of eight short courses hosted by the Urban Big Data Centre at the University of Glasgow this August 2016. Following a successful trial of our training last summer, this year’s programme expands on the course offerings to provide training and skills development in wider areas of data analytics, data management and modelling as well as a new course on accessing UBDC’s variety of data services. We intend to schedule further training courses in the coming academic year and addition, offer one-off seminar and workshop events funded through the ESRC SASNet Programme. All of our courses are open to academic participants from any discipline as well as professionals from businesses, third sector, private organisations, local authorities, government departments etc.

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Important Information 

  • The course is open to a wide variety of participants (researchers, students, practitioners)
  • All software packages needed for the course will be provided in the designated course lab
  • The course requires a minimum of 5 registered participants for delivery and has a maximum of 20 participants
  • All participants must ensure they meet the pre-requisite knowledge requirements stated in the course description
  • All participants must register - your place in the course is not final until you receive a confirmation email from our delegate registration service (