Award nominations sought for ‘robust’ stats projects that provide ‘public value’

RSS prize recognises work that embodies trustworthiness, quality and value – as outlined in OSR’s code of practice
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By Tevye Markson

02 Feb 2024

The Royal Statistical Society is now accepting entries for its 2024 award for statistical excellence in trustworthiness, quality and value.

Now in its fifth year, the prize is run in partnership with Civil Service World and the Office for Statistics Regulation.

The award recognises excellence in the voluntary application of the three “pillars” of trustworthiness, quality and value (TQV) that stand at the heart of OSR’s code of practice.

Last year’s winner, Fable Data, was recognised for its Data for Good programme, which encourages new opportunities for combining and extrapolating economic insights for key institutions. The Treasury and the former Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy are among the government departments to have used the data provided by Fable to get greater insight on economic activity, in combination with official statistics.

Commenting on the kick-off of the nominations period, RSS chief executive Dr Sarah Cumbers said: “Many organisations go above and beyond to voluntarily apply the code of practice in their work, and they play a vital role in ensuring that the data underpinning our daily lives is robust and of public value. I look forward to another year of fantastic entries.”

Ed Humpherson, director general for regulation at OSR, added: “This award is now firmly established and I look forward to seeing entries that demonstrate strong evidence of TQV, with real emphasis on how the code’s principles are directly benefitting wider user audiences.”

The deadline for entries, which can be submitted here, is midnight on Sunday, 21 April.

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