Statistics User Forum and StatsUserNet

Statistics User Forum and StatsUserNet

The Statistics User Forum (SUF) is hosted by the Royal Statistical Society and supported by a secondment from the UK Statistics Authority. A grant from the Economic and Social Research Council helped establish and develop the Forum.

The purpose is to support users of official statistics in communicating their needs to the government statistical service. The overall aim is to maximise the value of official statistics for the benefit of society. Various user groups are part of SUF and two representatives from each group are invited to attend SUF meetings.

The website StatsUserNet has been set up to facilitate online communication between members of SUF, and to stimulate engagement both between users of official statistics, and between users and producers of official statistics. The website provides a mechanism for the RSS and SUF to keep in touch with current statistical issues and with a range of users of official statistics.

The site carries news of interest to users, materials relating to relevant events, discussion forums and other facilities. Please join the Statistics User Forum community on the site in order to see SUF meeting and event papers.

For further information on the Forum and on StatsUserNet please see this background note.