The Office for Statistics Regulation hosted its first large scale annual conference to showcase our work and vision for 2020 and beyond.
We wanted to engage directly with a wide range of our stakeholders including users, producers and other audiences to explain more about what we do and how we do it.
OSR was established in November 2016. A lot has happened over the last three years that has affected public confidence in statistics. We have been developing a clearer statement of our purpose and vision for our work as the UK’s regulator of statistics.
The conference allowed us to set out how we plan to explore and respond to the challenges of data abundance, data gaps and misleadingness moving forward.
We took this opportunity to showcase our work to improve the value of statistics across a vast range of public policy areas, including migration, education, health and regional public finances.
In addition to presentations from Ed Humpherson and the OSR team, guest speakers included Baroness Onora O’Neill; Professor Deborah Ashby; Sir David Spiegelhalter and the new National Statistician, Sir Ian Diamond.
We wish to thank everyone that helped and supported this event, it was a great success and we plan to organise something similar in the future.
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