Road Safety GB has unveiled plans to stage a national conference for road safety data analysts in London in March 2016.
The conference, which will be organised by Road Safety GB in partnership with Road Safety Analysis, and with support from the DfT, will become an annual event.
The conference is a result of a survey conducted earlier this year which captured the views, experiences and aspirations of more than 100 analysts from across the country.
The survey findings, which were published in a report, showed that while respondents are confident in their analytical skills, there is a clear desire among analysts for further training and for sharing best practice.
Among the report’s recommendations was a national conference specifically focussed on supporting those in the road safety profession who carry out some analytical work as part of their role.
The inaugural conference will take place at the Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln’s Inn Field in central London on 1 March 2016.
There will also be the opportunity for a small number of organisations to exhibit alongside the conference.
Honor Byford, chair of Road Safety GB, said: “Our management team has studied the recommendations in the report and we are delighted to be able to take some concrete steps to support colleagues around the country with an event that will engage and equip professionals for their work.
"This event will be designed to bring together collision and casualty data analysts and those who work in connected fields – including fire & rescue services, academic institutions and public health – to network and share knowledge, good practice and research relating to their specialist role."
More details about the conference will be published on the Road Safety GB website in the coming weeks and the booking process will open shortly.