Thursday, January 21, 2016
Scanner Data Workshop Announcement
The Economic Research Service (ERS) is sponsoring a workshop, April 18-19, 2016 for researchers who are currently using IRI scanner data or who are interested in learning more about the data for food policy studies. The aims of the workshop are to (1) disseminate findings from studies that are examining the statistical properties of the data, (2) present results of recent food policy-relevant research conducted using the data, (3) share insights regarding best approaches to working with the data, and (4) provide information to potential new users about how to access the data. The workshop will have separate sessions on Consumer Network (household-based scanner) data, InfoScan (store-based scanner) data, nutrition and product data, efforts to integrate IRI data with other datasets such as FoodAPS, and requirements for accessing the data through ERS for food policy research. The workshop is being organized by RTI International and held at its location in Washington, DC. There is no registration fee for attending the conference but space is limited. Attendees must register at this site: http://www.eventsbot.com/events/eb017232857. This event is endorsed by the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA).