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Another year, another New Year Resolution list 

  By Tamara Garcia del Toro, Data Scientist I can’t believe we’re midway through January already. 2022 has been and gone, how the time flies!  ...

OpenStreetMap Active Travel Mapathon

By Greta Timaite How and why it all started  Back in August 2022,...

Contraflow cycling does not increase crash rate

  Allowing cycling in both directions on one-way streets does not pose a safety risk and should be made mandatory in all but exceptional cases, according to a new study by Leeds researchers. In the first large-scale research of its kind, crashes were examined on more than 500 streets over 22 years in London, both...

Areas most at risk of food insecurity in the cost of living crisis identified by CDRC and Which?

In a groundbreaking new study researchers from the Consumer Research Data Centre at the University of Leeds and Which? have identified the places around the UK where households are most at risk in the cost of living crisis and likely to be in need of extra support to access affordable, healthy and sustainable food. The...

Excited, overwhelmed, supported

  By Elliot Karikari, Data Scientist My first month at LIDA When was the last time you went on an adventure? I mean packed your bags, booked a one-way ticket to another part of the world, and just took...

LIDA and Asda announce data partnership

Asda and LIDA have joined forces to better understand pressing societal challenges such as nutrition, environmental and health issues through a strategic data partnership. The two institutions have signed an agreement that will see the Leeds-based retailer and the University’s Leeds...

My Data Scientist Experience on LIDA’s Development Programme

  Last spring an email about projects for the LIDA Data Scientist Internship arrived in my student University of Leeds account. As I was thinking about what to pursue next after my MSc in Precision Medicine, the Internship jumped out as a wonderful opportunity. With an emphasis on training...

Rebranding the LIDA Data Scientist Development Programme

  The LIDA Data Science Internship Programme is dead, long live the LIDA Data Scientist Development Programme! In recognition of the fantastic work performed by those enrolled on the Programme, LIDA has decided to rebrand its popular Data Science Internship Programme as the ...

Networking and Partnership Building: an Intern’s Perspective

  I want my work to have an impact and I believe that harnessing the increasingly available abundance of data is one way of ensuring this. LIDA presents the opportunity to combine my sociological and quantitative/computational skills and I feel grateful that my ...