Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC)
http://ubdc.ac.uk/
Core Data
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
University of Glasgow
Address:
University Avenue, Glasgow, PO: G12 8QQ (United Kingdom)
Location
7 Lilybank Gardens, Urban Big Data Centre, Glasgow, PO: G12 8RZ (United Kingdom)
Structure
Type Of RI
Single-sited
Coordinating Country
United Kingdom
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 2015
Timeline
Operational since 2015 to 2024
Under construction since 2014 to 2015
Scientific Description
Mission and objectives
The UBDC is a UK-wide national data service for researchers who want to use big data to address a range of urban challenges, both local and global. Funded by the UKRI Economic and Social Research Council as part of their Big Data Network, it is a unique facility that brings together the expertise of urban social scientists, data scientists, transport engineers and statisticians. The Centre supports researchers, policymakers, businesses, third sector organisations, and everyday citizens to harness the potential of big data to develop solutions for environmentally sustainable, economically resilient, and socially just cities.

RI Keywords
Urban policy, Transport, Urban modelling, Machine learning, GIS, Administrative data, Urban indicators, Civil engineering, Neighbourhood, Urban informatics, Social science, Productivity, Urban studies, Governance, Data visualisation, Big and complex data, Government data, Local authority data, Personal data, Urban research, Planning, Cycling, Data science, Artificial intelligence, Employment, Housing, Education, Urban big data
Classifications
RI Category
Research Data Service Facilities
Data Archives, Data Repositories and Collections
Complex Data Facilities
Scientific Domain
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
Engineering and Energy
Social Sciences
Information Science and Technology
ESFRI Domain
E-Infrastructure
Social and Cultural Innovation
Services
Safeguarded Data Collection
Outreach, Training and Knowledge Exchange
Access to Data Collections
Data Sourcing
Additional Data
Access
Access Type
Physical, Virtual, Remote
Access Webpage
https://www.ubdc.ac.uk/data-services/data-services/access-our-services/
Users
Users Definition
Individuals
User Demographics
Extra-European Users - 4.9% in 2018
National Users - 89.0% in 2018
European Users - 3.9% in 2018
Type of Users
Academic - 74.0%
Public services - 10.0%
Industry/private companies - 9.0%
General public - 4.5%
Third sector / community groups - 2.0%
Collaborations
Networks
UKRI-ESRC Big Data Network