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The Scottish Network for Third Sector Data

ThinkData is a collection of resources aimed at third sector organisations to help them make better use of data. We also run occasional events, seminars, webinars and training to help develop data skills.

There has been a growing interest in 'big data' - large, fast-moving, and complex datasets - and 'open data' - data shared online, usually by public bodies. The combination of these different data sources, and in particular the linkage together of different data sources, provides both great opportunities and challenges to third sector organisations. Many third sector organisations themselves are also increasingly generating large administrative datasets related to service provision, volunteering, and fundraising, for example.

On this site, you will find a range of resources that can help you and your organisation make the best use of the data available to you. If you want to jump right in, you might be interested in watching our training materials, following the seminar series, or finding data about the Scottish third sector.

If you want to join the discussions, then join our Knowledge Hub group, our Slack Site, or follow us on Twitter.


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