Scottish Longitudinal Study
Development & Support Unit

SLS Governance

Steering Committee

The steering committee is responsible for data protection, confidentiality and security issues for the Scottish Longitudinal Study and includes representatives from the LSCS, the National Records of Scotland, the Office for National Statistics, the National Health Service Central Register, the Information Statistics Division of the NHS and the Education Department of the Scottish Government.

  • Alan Ferrier, NRS
  • Gail Turner, NHSCR
  • Kirsty MacLachlan, NRS
  • Jim Newman, ONS
  • Stuart Law, NRS
  • Chris Dibben, LSCS
  • Mary Henderson, NRS
  • Amy Dunlop, NISRA
  • Hester Ward, ISD
  • Andrew King, Scottish Government Education Department
  • Ian Deary, University of Edinburgh

SLS Research Board

The Research Board is responsible for assessing applications to use the SLS. It includes representatives from the main data providers and the SLS team, as well as an independent academic.

  • Alan Ferrier, NRS
  • Stuart Law, NRS
  • Martin MacFie, NRS
  • Jim Newman, ONS
  • Hester Ward, ISD
  • Frank Popham, MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow
  • Chris Dibben, LSCS
  • Andrew King, Scottish Government Education Department
  • Ian Deary, University of Edinburgh

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