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We have received requests for pro bono statistical support via our Statisticians for Society programme. We are seeking volunteers for opportunities with the British Institute of Interior Design and The International League of Dermatological Societies. If you are interested in any of the opportunities or have any questions, please contact Amirah Chaudry on s4s@rss.org.uk
 
Please note you must be a fellow of the RSS to participate in Statisticians for Society.
 
 
Research on interior designers in the UK
The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) is looking for a volunteer statistician to help design and analyse a survey. They would like to know how many practicing interior designers there are in the UK. They want to find out their qualifications, years of practice, location, sole trader, or design practice based, and if interior designers work on commercial or residential projects. They will deploy the survey and the volunteer will then be required to analyse the data from the survey. The survey will mainly focus on diversity, so this opportunity would particularly suit a volunteer with interest in social statistics.
 
The BIID aims to encourage and support creativity in the field of interior design through facilitating best practice, practical professional support, development opportunities and education. The charity has 2000 members of which about 750 are working designers and about 400 are professionally registered with the BIID.
 
Skills and qualifications required: Survey design and analysis experience, data storage and processing.
Location: This work will be carried out remotely
Estimated time commitment: Hard to tell at this stage
 
 
Quantitative research to measure ILDS project effectiveness
The International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) is seeking a volunteer statistician to help them migrate away  from mainly qualitative evaluation of their projects to a more data driven approach. Currently, quantitative data is relatively scarce in their reports e.g. counts of numbers of individuals trained. For example, they want to develop numerical measures to assess the benefits and effectiveness of their projects. 
 
Initially, some work will be required to assess the current state of their project evaluation process, both with ILDS and its beneficiary organisations (majority are overseas). It is envisioned that this project could develop into a comprehensive evaluation of the benefits of the work that ILDS do. 
 
The ILDS has been promoting skin health for over 80 years. The charity undertakes a number of projects around the world, providing teaching and training in the theory of and treatment of skin conditions. Read a summary of t projects through to 2019
 
Skills and qualifications required: This opportunity would suit a medical statistician who has experience of measuring the effectiveness of health-related outcomes in community-based projects.
Location: This work will be carried out remotely
Estimated time commitment: Hard to tell at this stage