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Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI)

Work with us

We bring our expertise to a range of public and private sector organisations. Get in touch to discuss working with us.

We consult for and collaborate with government agencies, pharmaceutical and medical organisations, charities and industry. 

We apply statistics to a wide range of commercial and public sector challenges and can work with you through:

  • formal consultancy
  • knowledge transfer partnerships
  • project work
  • bespoke arrangements

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

We've worked with scientists at GSK to see how new statistical design and analysis methods can be applied to the industrial production of new drugs.

This work meant that a key process in the production of a new skin cancer drug could be completed in a third of the time.

Before submitting drugs for the approval of the US Food and Drugs Administration, GSK scientists now use Southampton's methodology to comply with mandatory quality control requirements.

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Our work with the ONS helped improve the accuracy of census data in judging the UK population’s size and characteristics.

Around 3 million people were missing from the 2001 UK Census. This omission posed problems for the analysis and planning of future services. Our research into survey design and estimation has helped address this problem.

Guiding policymakers

We have helped policymakers in the UK and Europe learn more about migration figures and make accurate population forecasts.

Population data from different countries can be hard to work with. National statisticians often use different systems and methodologies so levels of accuracy can vary. 

Our work has shown how statistical modelling, conceptual frameworks and migration projections can improve the information from these data sources.

We guided the Office for National Statistics in updating its methodologies to comply with EU regulations. This is important because ONS data feeds into different areas of public policy, public service provision and the UK economy.

We also studied how migration can change region and country demographics.This presents a challenge to the accuracy of official population estimates and projections. We showed how government bodies have struggled to accurately document and interpret those changes. 

As a result, we worked with government bodies to significantly improve their use, and understanding, of the statistics available to them

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