Mobilising Data 2019

Time: 9.30am - 3.30pm

Venue: Leeds University Business School, LS6 1AN

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Following on from last year’s ‘Networking for Research Innovation’ workshop, the N8 PRP Data Analytics strand are hosting  a second Mobilising Data event bringing together experts, scholars and practitioners to explore innovations in data exploitation and envision how these can be applied to address emergent policing challenges.

Mobilising Data is an opportunity to develop the dialogue between policing and academia in a way that supports policy development and evidence based practice. Experts, scholars and practitioners will explore how innovations in data exploitation can be applied to address emergent policing challenges and develop a research agenda around the most important questions for policing data analytics.

How will this work?

Before the event:
Policing partners submit proposals, broader research themes and ideas where their organisation may wish to engage in collaborative research. The submission can concern any area of policing but needs to be an issue that can be explored utilising organisational data and/ or data science methodologies. The organisers are particularly interested in submissions, where forces have identified gaps in forecasting or understanding demand as part of their Force Management self-assessments.

Submissions will be publicised using the N8 PRP Data Analytics Digital Service (DADS) forum space where delegates can see the areas that are attracting interest, explore proposals in more detail and initiate conversations around the ways in which research collaboration might mobilise data. In the context of the discussion, data mobilisation includes using data to investigate a defined problem, investigating potential uses for new or underutilised data and identifying potential data to address problems where data are not routinely collected.

At the event:

  • Delegates will hear from keynote speaker Professor Gloria Laycock OBE on the importance of developing a research agenda to support “What Works in Policing”.
  • An introduction to the Data Analytics Digital Service and how it can be used to support policing research and in developing research networks.
  • Policing partners will lead working groups where they present, discuss and refine their submissions. There will be opportunities to feedback these discussions to the wider audience in open sessions and through networking where academics can discuss how to attract more policing partners into research co-production.
  • It is envisaged that the day moves participants towards a more comprehensive research agenda that will go on to form the basis of new collaborations and research opportunities.

After the event:
Participants will have access to the N8 PRP Data Analytics Digital Service to formalise research proposals, request data and continue to build their networks.

We need your contributions!

Delegates are invited to make submissions which will form the basis of discussions on the day. The greater the number and detail of these submissions the more content we will have for the event.

To make a submission please visit our submissions page, where you will find examples of how submissions might be formulated and a form requesting information about your proposal – preferably no later than 17th December 2018.