Analytics Labs offers a unique chance for UK higher education institutions to develop business intelligence for the wider sector.
Participants can gain skills and competencies through the exploration and development of insights from a wide range of data sources, the best outputs of which will be considered for wider delivery to the sector.
It's also an excellent continuing professional development (CPD) opportunity.
How does Analytics Labs work?
1. We build expert teams
Our Analytics Labs will see cross-institutional teams of business intelligence experts, and others with data analysis and visualisation experience, working together in an Agile way.
2. Who use data to solve problems
The teams will solve problems using well-known data sources, such as the HESA collections (drawing on a Jisc/HESA data sharing agreement), linked to other educational (cross-sector), demographic, employability, economic and geospatial data sets. The datasets will then be loaded into our controlled analysis environment.
3. The teams analyse the data
The teams will then use cutting-edge tools to carry out data analysis and create visualisations and dashboards for a wide variety of stakeholders to support decision-making.
4. The outputs receive expert review
The outputs are then reviewed by peers and a panel of experts and, where applicable, can then be taken forward for wider sector access.
We plan to run three cycles (of three-month durations) over the following dates:
- 30 October 2017 - 7 February 2018
- 5 February 2018 - 14 May 2018
- 14 May 2018 - 8 August 2018
Applications to take part have now closed.