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Research

Scottish Longitudinal Study (SLS)*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* In the England and Wales Longitudinal Study (ONS LS) and the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study (NILS) synthetic data are currently being implemented

Synthetic data are given only to approved researchers who are granted access to the original sensitive data after signing a disclaimer.

Researchers are provided with a single synthetic version of a project-specific extract.

Data are labelled appropriately to make it clear that they are synthetic.

Synthetic data are used for preliminary analysis and the development of data cleaning and analysis code.

Final analyses have to be run on the original data.

Substantial costs and time savings related to visits to safe havens by researchers.

Teaching

Introduction to using linked administrative data for social and health research

5-day course organised by the Administrative Data Research Centre - Scotland (ADRC-S)

Synthesised extract from the Scottish Longitudinal Study (population censuses linked to school censuses) used in practical exercises.

If you have used synthpop and would like to share your example, please get in touch.

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