Official Statistics Section seeks new committee members

The Official Statistics Section is concerned with all types of data (including open data sets) from official sources nationally and locally. We aim to organise around four public meetings a year, to provide a forum for discussing the collection, quality, dissemination, analysis, and interpretation of official statistics, including methods and findings. We organise sessions at the RSS Conference and collaborate with other RSS sections and local groups. We also help support the RSS National Statistics Advisory Group where discussion of UK policy for official statistics takes place.

For the 2022 committee, we would particularly welcome expressions of interest from Ethnic minority groups and female professionals from any branch of official statistics, as well as early career statisticians with an interest in official statistics (both users and producers). If you are keen to contribute new ideas for section activities, help organise events and represent the section at meetings then please do get in touch. We hold 3-4 committee meetings per year, usually by teleconference via MS Teams, or at Errol Street with a dial-in option once meeting rooms reopen (closed due to Covid-19 currently). In between meetings there will be some communication by email.

If you wish to express interest or discuss the role, please send an email (subject line ‘Official Statistics section committee 2022’) to Amaka Nwagbara at by Tuesday 7 December 2021, with a paragraph (up to 250 words) summarising your background, why you would like to join, and what you will contribute to the committee. Please note that to take up a position you will need to be a fellow of the RSS (this includes anyone who has joined via corporate membership).

The RSS is committed to ensuring an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who care about good data and statistics.
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