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The Statistics User Forum (SUF), supported by the Office for National Statistics, aims to be the strategic voice of users of official statistics. The Forum acts as an umbrella organisation for user groups, each of which covers a particular area across the spectrum of official statistics. Through the Forum we enable open and constructive dialogue between users and producers of official statistics and encourage communication across the user community.

StatsUserNet (SUN) Workshop

  • 1.  StatsUserNet (SUN) Workshop

    Posted 02-01-2019 12:42
    Dear SUN user, contributor, reader etc

    Happy New Year!

    I just want to stress the importance of taking part in the work now under way on the future of SUN.

    First, if you have not already done so, please try to take part in the workshop on the future of StatsUserNet now scheduled for Thursday 10th January (15:00 – 17:00) 2019.

    (If you have indicated that you are not able to make this date then ONS will be in touch to ensure your feedback is taken into consideration in the discussion).

    For those attending in person -

    If you have not already confirmed whether you would like to join us at our London or Newport office, please let us know as soon as possible so we can confirm names with reception.

    Newport location: Office for National Statistics, Government Buildings, Cardiff Rd, Duffryn, Newport, NP10 8X. Limited parking is available – please get in touch if you will require a parking space.

    London location: Office for National Statistics, 1 Drummond Gate, Pimlico, London, SW1V 2QQ

    ONS will be setting up a Skype link between the two sites.

    For those dialling in…
    … please call 0203 7411765

    If you have not previously responded but would now like to attend…
    … please let The User Insight and Engagement Team know no later than Friday 4th January.

    Finally, if you have not yet engaged with this work and cannot make the workshop, then please let The ONS team have any comments on your use and requirements for SUN before the workshop. You might find it helpful to consider the note on requirements kindly drawn up by HSUG available here.

    Thank you and looking forward to your contribution to this important and urgent work.

    Paul Allin
    Chair, Statistics User Forum
    Visiting Professor
    Department of Mathematics
    Imperial College London

  • 2.  RE: StatsUserNet (SUN) Workshop

    Posted 03-01-2019 09:31
    Hi Paul, happy new year too!

    The Census Advisory Group is meeting in London on 10th January (with end time of 15:00).  Maybe some views could be collected at the end of that?

    Richard Potter, Independent Researcher, Analytics Cambridge Ltd

  • 3.  RE: StatsUserNet (SUN) Workshop

    Posted 09-01-2019 16:30

    Please note that, as no-one has indicated they wish to phone in to the meeting on 10th January, the dial-in option is now not available.

    Thank you to everyone planning to attend London or Newport for the meeting, which will be run as a video-conference between the two sites.

    Comments on the user requirement for SUN can still be emailed to The User Insight and Engagement Team - and also do contact the team if you were planning to phone in!

    Thanks, Paul

    Paul Allin
    Chair, Statistics User Forum
    Visiting Professor
    Department of Mathematics
    Imperial College London

  • 4.  RE: StatsUserNet (SUN) Workshop

    Posted 11-01-2019 20:10

    Hi there,

    Just following up on Thursday …

    Knowledge Hub is here: Welcome - Knowledge Hub

    Am pretty sure it was set up by Local Government Association & then contracted out but still "owned by them" Maybe.

    LARIA (Local Areas Research and Intelligence Association ( ) is one group / community in it.  Apparently has 756 members.  The way it is used / works is as a discussion forum where someone posts a question and others can help…

    e.g. I've been asked by our Governance team if I can provide some data to help their analysis of people likely to be registered/turn out for elections.  They are hoping for the data at ward level if possible & I'm not sure where to get it. Can anyone advise how to answer the following questions?

    1. People resident at their property for less than 2 years;
    2. People who have lived in the UK for less than 5 years.

    Some pictures of publications and groups..  Just what it is … quite varied.


    Richard Potter Analyticscambridge Ltd