Business and Local Government Data Research Centres
The Business and Local Government Data Research Centres were funded in January 2014 to make data, routinely collected by business and local government organisations, accessible for research of mutual benefit to data owners and in ways that safeguard individuals’ identities. The Centres continue to make a significant contribution towards ensuring the future sustainability of the UK research competitiveness, supporting the UK in maximising its innovation potential and driving economic growth.
The Directors of these Centres are:
- Urban Big Data Centre – Professor Nick Baily, University of Glasgow
- Business and Local Government Data Research Centre – Professor Maris Fasli, University of Essex
- Consumer Data Research Centre – Professor Mark Birkin, University of Leeds and Professor Paul Longley, University College London
The ESRC-funded UK Data Service at the University of Essex directed by Professor Matthew Woollard will provide support for, and facilitate coordination across these Centres.