There are various areas of the University in which Statistical Computing is being put into practice on a daily basis and the following are a number of these that may prove both useful and informative.
EDINA is a national Data Centre which provides online services and resources for UK Higher and Further Education. The University Data Library assists staff and students in the discovery, access, use and management of datasets for research and teaching. Together these units form the Edina division of Information Services.
Edina is "twinned" with Mimas, the national Data Centre in Manchester.
The Edinburgh University Quantitative Social Science Network (EQuSS-N) has been established to link together people from across a range of Schools and disciplines who are interested or engaged in research or teaching that involves quantitative methods. The Wiki provides a forum for information, discussion, networking and support.
The Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) is led an academic team from eight Scottish Universities. The main aim is to build capacity in the use of intermediate and advanced level quantitative methods amongst the social science community in Scotland and beyond. The interactive and informative website, link below, also provides details of Training and Knowledge Exchange Events, a Consultancy Service and a Collaborative Small Grants Scheme.
With strong ties to the Mathematics Statistics Research Group, enhanced by having offices directly adjacent to the School of Mathematics, Biomathematics & Statistics Scotland undertakes research, consultancy and training in mathematics and statistics as applied to agriculture, the environment, food and health.
Full information regarding its work and the various seminars and events it holds through the year can be found at:
The School of Mathematics contains its own Statistics Research group. For details of their work and any seminars being run by either department, please see:
Transkills at the University of Edinburgh, now part of the Institute for Academic Development, provides skills training courses designed specifically for post-graduate students to help with the development of research project and students' future careers.Full details of the work undertaken by Transkills can be found at:
This article was published on Jan 18, 2012