Purpose, Partnerships and Best Practice: The Case for a Data Sharing Framework

February 14, 2019

By Anna Grant, Senior Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

Data was seldom out of the spotlight last year - from high-profile data breaches to inappropriate data collection. Yet at the same time, pressure to use data for public benefit in order to deliver pub...

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The Benefits of Public Engagement in Data Sharing Projects

February 14, 2019

By Simon Burall, Senior Associate at Involve

  “ We have huge potential for improving people's lives with data in Scotland: world leading datasets and academic power informatics. We have a good reputation for safe and fair use of pu...

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Widening the net through evidence co-production

February 13, 2019

By Pippa Coutts, Policy and Development Manager, Carnegie UK Trust

Yesterday, the Civic Universities Commission published its report looking into how universities can contribute to wellbeing of the places they inhabit. I was delighted that the Commission loudly ...

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A network of hope?

February 11, 2019

By Dr Hugh Ellis, Policy Director, Town and Country Planning Association

It might not be immediately obvious why anyone would want to have a relationship with a planner let alone an organisation dedicated to promoting the values of a planning movement whose achievements ar...

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What lessons can Scotland learn from international Basic Income pilots?

February 5, 2019

By Mhairi Paterson, Basic Income Policy Officer at North Ayrshire Council

This week, the Carnegie UK Trust published a new report ‘ Exploring the Practicalities of a Basic Income Pilot: Insights from around the Globe. ’ In this blog Mhairi Paterson, Basic Income Po...

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The gig economy and work in the digital age

February 4, 2019

By Douglas White, Head of Advocacy, Carnegie UK Trust


I was in London last week for the latest Digital Leaders research salon at the University of Liverpool campus in London, exploring the relationship between digital technology and people’s experien...

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Internet Harm Reduction: a Proposal

January 30, 2019

by Professor Lorna Woods and William Perrin

This proposal was developed by Professor Lorna Woods, University of Essex and William Perrin a Trustee of Carnegie UK Trust.  Lorna and William each have over 20 years of experience of regulatory pol...

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Basic income: international evidence and innovation on our doorstep

January 29, 2019

By Gail Irvine, Senior Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

Basic income has what the PR practitioners would call ‘cut through.’ Of the range of fascinating policy issues I work on for Carnegie UK Trust, it’s one which tends to elicit some of the most en...

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The contribution of culture to local development – reflections on the OECD conference

January 10, 2019

by Issy Petrie, Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

What role does culture play in improving our wellbeing? This was the question we discussed at the OECD conference on Culture and Local Development in Venice at the beginning of December. Here a...

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Leading the way in protecting privacy

November 28, 2018

By Aude Charillon, Library and Information Officer, Newcastle Libraries

I personally believe that libraries exist to defend people’s rights to enrich and improve their own lives, their environment and society. We library and information professionals make this happen by...

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