Scottish Longitudinal Study
Development & Support Unit
Vacancy: Methodology Research Support Officer
Come and work with us!
We are currently looking for a Methodology Research Support Officer. Full details of the post and application procedure
Closing date 14th February 2022
We look forward to hearing from you.
SLS-DSU Festive Closure Dates
The SLS-DSU staff will finish work on 24th Dec and will respond to enquiries again from 5th January 2022. The Safe Setting closed on 17th December and will re-open for bookings on 10th January 2022.
Please contact Greg.Blackadder@nrscotland.gov.uk between 20th-24th December for Safe Setting bookings for the week of 10th January.
Wishing all our service users a very happy festive season.
An Introduction to the Scottish Longitudinal Study (SLS) Data – self-learn videos & live online R workshop
FRIDAY 28th JANUARY 2022, 10am-1pm
Join us to learn about the SLS data at this free event via self-learn training materials and a hands-on online lab session in R.
About this event:
(i) You will be given access to self-learn training materials (videos) which will focus on the SLS and the types of research that can be done with it, including:
– Introduction to the SLS and what we can do with the SLS
– Accessing the SLS and linking health data to the SLS
– Education data, the SLS Data Dictionary and bringing in external data to your SLS project
(ii) On Friday 10th Dec a live hands-on online lab session using SLS synthetic data. The session run in R will include:
– Variable selection from a SLS project on persons not in employment, education or training (NEET)
– Recoding variables/exploratory data analysis to get a feel for working with SLS data
Further, this drop-in open session provides an opportunity for anyone interested in using the SLS to ask questions to SLS-DSU staff on the self-learn training materials or about potential research projects using the SLS.
Please note, the self-learn modules (videos) and the SLS synthetic data will be made available in advance of the live session.
Fri 10th December 2021, 10am-12pm GMT.
Join us as we showcase the UK Census Longitudinal Studies (UKcenLS) datasets, along with current research using each UKcenLS unit’s data.
Full Programme & Booking via Eventbrite
Free online webinar
SLS-DSU closed on Monday 20th September 2021
Ladywell House will be closed on 20/09/21 for one day. SLS-DSU staff are still contactable by email. Safe Setting will reopen on Tuesday 21st September for pre-booked researchers. Apologies for the inconvenience.
New Blogs & Podcast
See 3 new blogs around ONS LS and the 2021 Census.
Listen to the CeLSIUS podcast about research using the ONS LS – Stronger Towns: have the funds been allocated fairly?
Easter Closure Dates
Happy Easter to all our service users. The SLS-DSU & Safe Setting will be closed on Good Friday (02/04/21) and Easter Monday (05/04/21).
SLS-DSU still open for new applications and Safe Setting bookings
January 2021 – Policy in the event of SLS Safe Setting emergency closure:
Due to social distancing restrictions we are working with minimal staff in Ladywell House. If we need to close the Safe Setting at short notice due to adverse weather conditions, staff sickness or another emergent situation, then we will aim to contact everyone booked into the safe setting before 8.30am on the day of closure.
Christmas Closure Dates
Wishing you all a happy and peaceful festive break
The 3 LS Research Support Units winter closure details are as follows:
- CeLSIUS – closes at 5.30pm on Fri 18 Dec, reopening on Mon 4 Jan
- SLS-DSU – closes at 4pm on Thur 17 Dec to Safe Setting users and 4pm on Fri 18 Dec for staff. Staff resume on Tues 5 Jan to check servers etc, reopening to Safe Setting users on Wed 6 Jan
- NILS-RSU – please see www.nils-rsu.co.uk/covid-19-update
SLS-DSU & Safe Setting is Open
We are delighted to announce the SLS-DSU and Safe Setting is open. Due to social distancing restrictions we are working with minimal staff in Ladywell House and we are restricted to two researchers in the Safe Setting at any one time. We are giving priority to projects with imminent deadlines so are not yet able to offer access for new project extracts or extracts for project extensions. For further advice and booking contact Lynne.Forrest@ed.ac.uk or SLS NRS Project Manager Greg.Blackadder@nrscotland.gov.uk