Scottish Longitudinal Study
Development & Support Unit
SLS Christmas Newsletter
Our Christmas Newsletter is available here
SLS have an opening for a Technical Data Officer/Database Developer. Join our small, friendly team for your rewarding next step.
Full details & application. Closing date 20th Nov, 23.
SLS-DSU Moving Date & Safe Setting Closure
The SLS-DSU moving date is 15th June 2023. As such, the final Safe Setting day in Ladywell House will be 14th June. The Safe Setting is CLOSED FROM 15TH – 30TH JUNE INCLUSIVE. Staff will still be contactable during this period.
Safe Setting will re-open on 3rd July at New Register House, 3 W Register St, Edinburgh EH1 3YT .
UKcenLS Survey for SLS Service Users
SLS Researchers….look out for our mailing list email distributed 17/04 on the UKcenLS Survey for SLS service users. Check spam if you haven’t received it or email Angela.Fallon@ed.ac.uk
The SLS-DSU and our funders value your feedback.
SLS-DSU Festive Closure Dates
Wishing all our service users a Happy Festive Season.
The SLS-DSU will be closed for Christmas break from 22nd December through to the 4th January inclusive.
The last full access day for the Safe Setting will be Tuesday 20th December, as on Wednesday 21st December the servers will be shut down at lunchtime, with the Safe Setting re-opening on Thursday 5th January 2023.
Come and work with us…
CLOSING DATE FAST APPROACHING – We are seeking a Methodology Research Support Officer with a stats background to work in the SLS-DSU based at Ladywell House, Edinburgh. Full or part-time hours considered. UoE Grade 7 post. Fixed term to Sep 2025. Closing date Monday 9th May 2022 at 5pm. Full details and application process:
Links to videos from our events
In case you missed the UKcenLS webinar on 10th December 2021, the video presentations can be viewed on the SLS YouTube Channel:
You will also find videos on ‘An introduction to the SLS data’ recently shared with participants in the SLS drop in Q&A session on 28th January 2022.
You can subscribe to our channel to be updated when we add new videos.
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 28th 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.
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