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Welcome to the website of the Scottish Longitudinal Study Development and Support Unit (SLS-DSU).

Here you can find out more about the work of the SLS-DSU and the Scottish Longitudinal Study, including:

User Guides

Before you begin take a look at our User Guides, find out about using the SLS and how to apply to use the data.  Read more…

Recent News

SLS research to feature at forthcoming AQMeN seminar

SLS research by Prof Cristina Iannelli is to feature in a forthcoming seminar hosted by AQMeN and The Scottish Government... Read more...

May Day safe-setting closures

Researchers are reminded that the safe-settings and VML for SLS, NILS and ONS LS will be closed on Monday 2nd May for the... Read more...

Upcoming Events

Big Data or Big Rubbish? The Contribution of Data Linkage to Social Science

The Administrative Data Research Centre Wales (ADRC-W), Census & Administrative data LongitudinaL Studies Hub (CALLS Hub) and the Wales Institute… Read more...

Introduction to Survival Analysis using the SLS

This is a one-day workshop led by SLS Staff (Prof. Gillian Raab) on survival analysis for time to event data.… Read more...