Data sharing and the importance of choice architecture in healthcare: new results

GDPR has made us all more aware of how our personal data is shared and collected. But how much do we understand the data sharing choices presented to us? It’s a question especially relevant in the context of the UK National Health Service, which collects and analyses a range of personal information. What is confidential […]

October 10, 2018

Randomisation and the Avengers – a critique of Thanos’ methodology

🚨 SPOILERS—Don’t read this post if you haven’t seen the latest Avengers film! 🚨 Before Chadwick Boseman, before Chris Hemsworth – before even Robert Downey Junior, comic books and superheroes were the exclusive domain of nerds. In these dark days, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is everywhere, with millions of people now in a position […]

September 21, 2018

Data science at BIT – first year report

This morning sees the publication of BIT’s first data science report. It marks the culmination of twelve months of work by our data science team, which was inaugurated in January 2017. The team have worked across policy areas from education to health to children’s social care and road safety, and made use of techniques including […]

December 14, 2017