LeedsACTS! “Demystifying Data” Event

Collecting and using data is a growing requirement for any organization involved in service delivery across the Third Sector. There is talk and also concerns about open data – Is it secure? How do we access it? As well interest in using other forms of data – How can it be measured? And what tools are available to best present data?

LeedsACTS! is hosting a “Demystifying Data” event to share insight both from academics and third sector organizations, and their experiences of working together around the collection, sharing and presenting of data. We’ll be asking all presenters to share their “top tips and useful tools.”

Join us to find out more about using data effectively, networking with academics and Third Sector partners with the potential of working together. The purpose of the event is to create space and opportunity to develop potential collaborative opportunities around a shared topic.


12:30 13:00 Networking lunch & register

13:00 13:15 Welcome & ice-breaker

13:15 13:30  Purple Patch Arts & Steph Steels (U of Leeds) – Joint work on evaluation

13?30 13?45  James Woodall (Leeds Beckett) – Working with qualitative data: types of data; the challenges of generating this data; and issues re: analysis

13:45 – 14:00 BREAK

14:00 – 14:15  Frank Vaughan Leeds Housing Concern & Stephan Blackburn Leeds Data Mill – Sharing data on Leeds Data Mill: why, how and so what?

14:15 14:30   Paul Connell – Explain the ODI–facilitating networking, exchange in the City: egs of community focused work? Opportunities (barriers) for engagement with the Third Sector?

14:30 14:55  Table Discussions – Introduce each other, issues and challenges, ideas prompted from the presentations

15:00 15: 25 Panel –  Open discussion of issues raised and ideas for collaboration.

15:25 15:30 Conclusions & next Steps,  Final feedback & closing comments

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, 7 June 2016 from 12:30 to 15:30 (BST)
ODI Leeds – Duke Street, Leeds, LS9 8AG