Big Data

Our unprecedented ability to collect, store and analyse data is opening up new possibilities: from monitoring infrastructure to understanding individuals' life pathways, as well as spawning new business models underpinned by data, social networks and the internet of things.

Big Data

Privacy, secrecy, transparency: what does it mean for evidence based policy?

What is preventing the use of personal data for evidence based policy? Drawing on rapidly evolving commercial best practice, what practical steps can be taken to overcome these ...

Churchill and Nuclear Weapons: From the A-Bomb to the H-Bomb

An evening discussion with the Churchill Archives Centre in Cambridge

What was Churchill’s role in developing nuclear weapons, and in authorising the use of the atomic bomb, and how did his views change over time in response to ...

Big Data

The intersection of business and encryption, and the implications for practice and policy

CSaP worked with Dr Ella McPherson, a Lecturer in the Sociology of New Media and Digital Technology, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, to deliver a Policy Workshop ...

A Case Study by Professor Anna Vignoles

Champion for Cambridge Big Data Strategic Research Initiative

Professor Vignoles particular interest is in the application of big data analyses to answer questions about public policy.


How can the European Commission build a "human centred" internet that is inviting to people and businesses alike?……

13 hours ago


Collaborative Conference on Computational and Data Intensive Science (C3DIS) –

1 week ago

CSaP Policy Challenge on Big Data

In partnership with Cambridge Big Data and the PHG Foundation

This policy briefing brings together views from authorities in academia, policy and practice on present and future priorities for policy in data science.