News & blog

Read the latest news and blogs from The Data Lab and Scotland’s data science community.

DataFest Cancelled – Official Statement

Following close consultation with partners and having examined the latest official guidance, The Data Lab has taken the extremely difficult decision to cancel remaining events as part of DataFest20. The health and wellbeing of everyone involved in DataFest20; our communities, partners and staff, is of the utmost importance to us. Having carried out a thorough

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The DataFest Fringe is now in full swing!

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the remaining Fringe Events have either been cancelled or postponed. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your support and understanding. Our Fringe Events run for the Data Fest fortnight, all throughout Scotland. Everybody at The Data Lab attends at least one or two events.

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Data firm transforming lives of Scottish cancer patients with online tool targets national roll-out

Innovative platform, which enhances acute care of cancer patients, awarded Industry Collaboration accolade at Scotland’s Digital Health & Care Awards 2020 My Clinical Outcomes (MCO), an award-winning online platform which uses data to improve the quality of life of cancer patients, is targeting a national roll-out following the success of five pilot projects across Scotland’s

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Get the most from the DataFest app

The DataFest app comes back for DataFest20 to answer any and all of your DataFest related queries from the palm of your hand. We’d like to give you a better insight into the app so that you can make the most of it during all DataFest related events and activities. Whether you are attending Data

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The women in tech who will be making DataFest20 a success

With International Womens Day coming on 8 March, we wanted to highlight some of the amazing women who will be giving talks at DataFest20 in March. We believe in the importance of gender balance at our events and always make sure that speakers and panels are as equally balanced as possible. There are no excuses

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App shares real-time data with clinicians to improve Scottish breast cancer patients’ experience & health outcomes

An app that allows breast cancer patients to record treatment symptoms, with data delivered to clinicians in real time, is being trialled at NHS Lothian. OWise, created by Px HealthCare, lets patients log symptoms and side effects, which are then shared with clinicians, allowing them to track an individual’s progress and recommend adjustments to treatment

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