Scottish Government have today launched The Analytical Exchange Programme for 2016.
This note invites bids from third sector organisations in Scotland for very short sharp projects (up to 10 person days) where statistical or analytical skills could make a difference to your organisation.
The way this would work is individuals or small groups of Scottish Government analysts (one or two people) act as an analytical consultancy to solve problems in your organisation and would be delivered at no cost to you.
This scheme ran for each of the last four years. In total Scottish Government analysts have supported around 75 projects providing a total of well over 250 days of support to 3rd sector organisations. Most placements were about either (a) evaluation methodologies – how you measure success (b) bringing together evidence around a subject or (c) data management/making the most of data you collect. However, you have the potential to look at other things, like data visualisation or how you structure a significant problem.
If this is something that you think your organisation could benefit from, they would love to hear from you. However, to ensure they get the best fit between your needs and the skills of the analysts in the scheme, to be considered you need to complete the short application. which should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 11th March.
Matching analysts to organisations will happen soon after and then it will be up to matched analysts and organisations to arrange a mutually beneficial time to do the work.