2020 applicants

Professor Matthew Woollard

Director of UK Data Archive
UK Data Archive
Professor Matthew Woollard
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    +44 (0) 1206 873704

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    2N2.5B.29, Colchester Campus


Journal articles (18)

Boyd, A., Woollard, M., Macleod, J. and Park, A., (2018). The destruction of the ‘Windrush’ disembarkation cards: a lost opportunity and the (re)emergence of Data Protection regulation as a threat to longitudinal research. Wellcome Open Research. 2018 (3), 112-112

Boyd, A., Woollard, M., Macleod, J. and Park, A., (2018). The destruction of the 'Windrush' disembarkation cards: a lost opportunity and the (re)emergence of Data Protection regulation as a threat to longitudinal research.. Wellcome open research. 3, 112-

Grover, C., Tobin, R., Byrne, K., Woollard, M., Reid, J., Dunn, S. and Ball, J., (2010). Use of the Edinburgh geoparser for georeferencing digitized historical collections. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 368 (1925), 3875-3889

Razzell, P., Spence, C. and Woollard, M., (2010). The evaluation of Bedfordshire burial registration, 1538-1851. Local Population Studies (84), 31-54

Bolton, S. and Woollard, M., (2008). Strengthening Data Security: an Holistic Approach. IASSIST Quarterly. 32, 26-29

Woollard, M., (2008). The causes and effects of error correction in the population totals of the 1801 census of England and Wales. Local Population Studies (81), 84-93

Mills, DR., Wheeler, R. and Woollard, M., (2008). Reply. Local Population Studies (80), 125-126

Mills, D., Wheeler, R. and Woollard, M., (2007). Some comparative perspectives on two early-Victorian registrars of births and deaths in rural Lincolnshire in the context of national legislation. Local Population Studies (79), 8-22

Woollard, M., (2007). Online historical population reports project. Local Population Studies (78), 63-73

Wall, R. and Woollard, M., (2005). Pre-1841 population census schedules and lists. Local Population Studies (74), 84-93

Woollard, M., (2004). The classification of multiple occupational titles in the 1881 census of England and Wales. Local Population Studies (72), 34-49

Woollard, M. and Galley, C., (2004). War and demography in twentieth-century Britain.. Local population studies (72), 12-15

Roberts, E., Ruggles, S., Dillon, LY., Gardarsdóttir, Ó., Oldervoll, J., Thorvaldsen, G. and Woollard, M., (2003). The North Atlantic Population Project An Overview. Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History. 36 (2), 80-88

Roberts, E., Woollard, M., Ronnander, C., Dillon, LY. and Thorvaldsen, G., (2003). Occupational Classification in the North Atlantic Population Project. Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History. 36 (2), 89-96

WOOLLARD, M., (2002). The employment and retirement of older men, 1851–1881: further evidence from the census. Continuity and Change. 17 (3), 437-463

Woollard, M., (2001). The 1901 census: An introduction. Local Population Studies (67), 26-43

Jordan, S., Wardley, P. and Woollard, M., (1999). Emerging modernity in an urban setting: nineteenth-century Bristol revealed in property surveys. Urban History. 26 (2), 191-210

Woollard, M., (1997). "Shooting the Nets": A Note on the Reliability of the 1881 Census Enumerators' Books. Local Population Studies (59), 54-57

Books (1)

Corti, L., Van den Eynden, V., Bishop, E. and Woollard, M., (2014). Managing and Sharing Research Data: A Guide to Good Practice. Sage Publications Ltd.. 1526460262. 9781446267264

Book chapters (3)

Woollard, M. and Moody, V., (2019). UK Data Service: Impact-Driven Approach to Service Delivery. In: Stay Tuned to the Future. Impact of Research Infrastructures for Social Sciences and Humanities. Editors: Maegaard, B., Pozzo, R., Melloni, A. and Woollard, M., . Leo Olschki Editore. 43- 62. 9788822266439

Woollard, M., (2014). Administrative Data: Problems and Benefits. A perspective from the United Kingdom. In: European Research Infrastructures for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Editors: Du?a, A., Nelle, D., Stock, G. and Wagner, GG., . SCIVERO Verlag. 49- 61. 978-3-944417-03-5

Woollard, M. and Corti, L., (2013). Case study 4: a national solution - the UK Data Service. In: Delivering Research Data Management Services: Fundamentals of good practice. Editors: Pryor, G., Jones, S. and Whyte, A., . Facet Publishing. 9781856049337

Reports and Papers (7)

Van den Eynden, V., Corti, L., Woollard, M., Bishop, L. and Horton, L., (2011). Managing and Sharing Data; a best practice guide for researchers

Beagrie, N., Lavoie, B. and Woollard, M., (2010). Keeping Research Data Safe 2: Final Report

Woollard, M., (2009). Keeing Research Data Safe II (KRDS) Final Report

Franklin, T. and Woollard, M., (2007). Online Historical Population Reports (OHPS) Final Report

Woollard, M. and Foster, J., (2007). Social Scientific Research Materials at The National Archives Final Report

Woollard, M., (2006). Academic and Technical Reviews of Historical Digital Resources (AHRC ICT) Review Final Report

Beedham, H. and Missen, J., (2003). Full Report for geoXwalk Phase II project

Grants and funding


Energy Consumption Data Access for SENS Competition

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy


Prof. Woollard to join team reviewing proposals for a national research data infrastructure (NFDI) to be established by the German federal and state governments

Deutsch Forshungsgemeinschaft


UKDS Additional Services

Economic and Social Research Council



European Commission (H2020)


CESSDA - Metadata Harvesting Tool

European Commission (H2020)



European Commission (H2020)

CESSDA Data Access and Dissemination Policy

European Commission (H2020)

CESSDA Technical Framework

European Commission (H2020)

CESSDA Metadata Management

European Commission (H2020)


Smart Data Analytics for Business and Local Government

Economic & Social Research Council



European Commission (FP7)

Administrative Data Service

Economic & Social Research Council


UK Data Service

Economic & Social Research Council


European Commission

Enhancing and Enriching Historic Census Microdata

Economic & Social Research Council


Census Registration Service (Extension 2011-2012)

Economic & Social Research Council

Data Without Boundaries

European Commission (FP7)


Secure Data System - Extension

Economic & Social Research Council

KRDS Digital Preservation Benefit Analysis Tool



European Commission (FP7)


Data Exchange Tools & Conversion Utilities (DExT)



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