RSS launches new five-year strategy

Following extensive consultation, we’ve launched a new strategy for 2024–29, setting out the key goals and priorities for achieving the Society’s vision of a world in which statistics and data are at the heart of understanding and decision-making. 

In mind of the current advances and challenges facing society and the statistics and data professions, our key goals are:  

  • Enabling a strong, diverse profession 

  • Facilitating innovation and growth 

  • Championing the public interest 

  • Supporting public understanding and engagement. 

As part of the strategy launch, we've outlined our more detailed priorities for 2024. This includes enhancing our equity, diversity and inclusion efforts with our EDI committee and Future Leaders program among other initiatives, as well as bolstering our campaign efforts ahead of the upcoming UK general election. Additionally, we aim to have a stronger presence in discussions surrounding artificial intelligence through a new AI Task Force. 

Chair of the RSS long-term strategy group, Prof Jennifer Visser-Rogers, said: “Following in the wake of the pandemic and with current advancements in technology, this strategy comes at a time when statistics and data need to be front and centre in the drive for a better, well-informed society. I’m excited to see us build on our achievements for a successful next five years.” 

RSS CEO Dr Sarah Cumbers added: “I’m proud of the work we do at the RSS to advance the statistics and data professions and the interests of our members and the public. I encourage all members to read the strategy and think about how they can contribute to its success, and I look forward to working with our partners to deliver shared goals.” 

Read the full strategy

RSS members, why not come along to our webinars on 1 May or 16 May to hear more about how we plan to put the strategy’s goals into action and how you can get involved.  

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