Do better with data

High quality research, data and analysis for public and community sector organisations, helping you make better decisions – decisions that contribute to the public good.

We have an unwavering commitment to improving social outcomes and delivering a trusted service in partnership with our clients

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Who we are

Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion (OCSI) is a spin-out research consultancy from the Social Disadvantage Research Centre at the University of Oxford.

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What we do

We are experts in open data, research and analysis. We provide services that use open data and technology to make a difference in the public sector.

Local Insight

Helping local authorities turn data into knowledge and stories

Community Insight

Combines GIS mapping technologies and open data to provide instant community profiles.

Data Packs

Key datasets and rich visualisations designed to load straight into local information systems.

Indices of deprivation

We are the team behind the 2015 Indices of Deprivation.

Who we work with

We work with local, regional, national and international organisations from a range of sectors.

To see a full list of who we work with, take a look at Our Clients page.


Image taken from our tool, Community Insight Scotland

Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation: Understanding local areas and targeting resources

The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) was updated earlier this year at the end of August. Given our work


Graham Lally appointed Interim Chief Executive at OCSI

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Graham Lally as Interim Chief Executive, effective immediately. Previously OCSI’s Head of Technical


ODI Fridays: Data Science and the Indices of Deprivation

Last Friday, OCSI Chief Exec, Tom Smith ventured into the Big Smoke to run one of ODI’s lunchtime lectures. These