CeLSIUS: Research Support Unit for the ONS Longitudinal Study for England and Wales

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Epidemiology and Public Health

Abstract

What is UCL-CeLSIUS?
UCL-CeLSIUS will be a research support unit providing support for analysis of the Office of National Statistics Longitudinal Study (ONS LS) which is a complete set of census records for individuals, linked between successive censuses, together with data for various events. It relates to a sample of the population of England and Wales. The sample comprises people born on one of four selected dates of birth and therefore makes up about 1% of the total population. The sample was initiated at the time of the 1971 Census, and the four dates were used to update the sample at the 1981,1991 and 2001 Censuses and in vital event registrations and registration of cancer. New sample members found in the 2011 Census will be added to the sample. Thus, the ONS LS represents a continuous sample of the population of England and Wales, rather than a sample taken at one time point only. It currently includes records for over 950,000 study members. Census information is also included for all people living in the same household as the ONS LS member. However, it is important to emphasise that the ONS LS does not follow up household members in the same way from census to census. Full ONS LS members enter the study through birth on one of the four dates and immigration and existing members leave through death and emigration. The four dates are known only to a small number of researchers based in ONS and the data is analysed in anonymised form and all results are published so that no one could be identified from them.

What types of analysis will UCL-CeLSIUS be used to support?
In the past valuable analysis of, births, cancer, deaths, and other census data has been completed with support from the research support unit. This has included various projects.
Linked analysis of census and births, deaths and cancer registration data. For example: studies of associations between employment status and mortality, between economic status and cancer registrations, or between socio-economic factors and fertility; survival analysis of mortality by area deprivation.
Analysis of successive census data. For example: analysis of patterns of retirement migration, studies of the effects of divorce and remarriage on housing tenure, comparison of changes in education, employment and migration between the 1970s and 1980s.
Analysis of successive event data. For example, studies of changes in birth spacing, associations between fertility and cancer survival.
Cross-sectional analysis of a single census year, especially for studies of ethnic or geographical factors.
International comparisons. Countries such as Scotland, Northern Ireland, France, Denmark, Finland and the USA have similar programmes to the LS.

This project will provide users with support in using the data and enable vital work to be carried out betwebe 2012 and 2017 including the analysis of 2011 data when it becomes available in 2013.

Planned Impact

The major beneficiaries of the England and Wales LS Research Support Unit will continue to be academic staff, researchers and students in higher and further educational institutions across the UK. Immediately this will be those who are already engaged in research projects using the LS, although in the longer term this will be new users in these categories. Similarly, users based at ONS who host the LS who already draw upon the RSU user guides and other materials such as derived syntax will continue to be able to do so. Academic and more general usage is likely to rise appreciably with the availability of 2011 Census data and the introduction of synthetic data later in the project. In the longer term, this synthetic data will enable the work of the E&W LS RSU to reach much further afield as these data need not be restricted in the same way as the real LS data - as well as non-UK academics potentially having access to both the data and methods and techniques employed to create the data, there will also be opportunity to open up the data to non-academic users.
Where the E&W LS RSU will be working closely with the UK Longitudinal Studies Hub, and by extension the other UK LS RSUs, any developments in data modelling and related methodologies, metadata structures, equipment and technologies or user support will be shared, thus maximising the long-term impact of these developments within the UK-wide longitudinal research community. Of course the wider UK and worldwide academic community may also benefit from these same developments.
Proving continued access to a time series of linked individuals which will span 5 decades with the introduction of 2011 census data, means that the E&W LS RSU will play a vital role in furthering an important understanding of long term demographic, epidemiological and socio-economic trends. For example in the past, valuable analysis of births, cancer, deaths, and other census data has been completed with support from the RSU. This has included various projects that have linked analysis of census and births, deaths and cancer registration data, analysis of successive census data, analysis of successive event data and cross-sectional analysis of a single census year, and international comparisons - work which has already real impact on policy related to, care of and a general understanding of human populations and which will continue to do so.
In maintaining access to one of the largest longitudinal surveys in the UK, the E&W LS RSU will continue to contribute towards the health of social science in the UK through preserving data diversity and assisting in the training of new and established highly skilled researchers in cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary areas. This is vital where social science as a discipline and social scientists as individuals will make ongoing contributions to evidence-based policy making and will influence public policies and legislation at local, regional and national levels.
Skills in the analysis of quantitative data are vital for the continuing growth, prosperity and economic competitiveness of the UK. The government's continued investment in higher education and skills training at a time when many other services are facing severe cuts along with the ESRC's recent investment in new quantitative data initiatives focusing on undergraduate and postgraduate training is evidence of this importance. The E&W LS is part of a diverse data infrastructure within the UK which will help fuel the drive to improve quantitative skills and numerical literacy generally. More specifically those working as part of the E&W LS team - both continuing staff and new staff and research students - will continue to develop their own transferable research skills over the funding period which will be of much wider value to the UK research community in the long term.

Publications

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Adserà A (2012) Fertility Patterns of Child Migrants Age at Migration and Ancestry in Comparative Perspective in The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

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Blomgren J (2012) Marital history 1971-91 and mortality 1991-2004 in England & Wales and Finland. in Journal of epidemiology and community health

 
Description The objectives of the 2012-17 grant were achieved as follows
i. to continue to provide expert user support for data specification, extraction and analysis of the ONS Longitudinal Study in a timely and transparent fashion;
CeLSIUS moved from LSHTM to UCL in 2012 and continued to deliver a service without a break maintaining the same staff as previously. We have provided user support since 2012 and our core purpose, where most overall staff time is concentrated. The number of projects we support per year has increased rather than declined over time despite being 7 years since last census. We have supported several highly complex and labour-intensive projects that would not be possible with any other data for England and Wales. We have supported user systems updates at ONS and more stringent and time-consuming output clearance procedures at beginning of this year due to changes in law.

The dedicated staff supported users to develop project applications, designed and undertook data extraction, and assisted with analysis, in support of approved research projects. Within the current funding period, we have overseen the addition to the study of data from the 2011 Census, with consequent revisions to training materials and to the data dictionary, as well as renewed interest from existing users and recruitment of new users. In doing so, we have supported a new generation of researchers, including early career academics, PhD students and Masters level students. We have seen a growth in the number of users we have been able to support through running submitted scripts, allowing us to expand our user base to include more researchers for whom travel to use the London facility is impractical for financial or other reasons.

The current CeLSIUS staff have an additional expert role in explaining policies and practice on disclosure control to users and checking outputs for compliance before they are released to approved researchers. They also support users significantly in the completion of application approval paperwork for research using the LS based on their knowledge of the data. Maintaining confidentiality and security of the data is paramount and microdata (individual level records) from the LS dataset can only be accessed within a safe setting on the Public Sector Network, currently the ONS Secure Research Settings (formerly Virtual Microdata Laboratories (VMLs)) in Pimlico, Titchfield and Newport. RSU staff (employed by UCL and largely based in the SRS in Pimlico) also provide face to face support and supervision for researchers when accessing Census Longitudinal Study data. Additionally the RSU staff have run syntax and clear outputs remotely to users who cannot come to a SRS. They also support ONS in sharing knowledge of the data with new members of their team and meet regularly with ONS at Titchfield.

ii. to extend the LS user base through outreach, publicity and promotional activities, and to support new and existing users through the revision and updating of tutorial materials;
We have widened our user base to include economists and have recently presented in historical fora. More generally we have increased our number of users - we have had a 42% increase in safe setting visits in the first 6 months of 2018 cf 2015-2017 average.

iii. to update and extend the website, including addition of new information re the 2011 Census;
We moved the CeLSIUS website from LSHTM to UCL which was a complex procedure due to much of the original site not having built by CeLSIUS staff and in programming language rather than web development software. ODW took the lead on this supported by RS and JT. The system was then required to be moved into a new content management system. www.ucl.ac.uk/celsius

iv. to develop a synthetic LS using micro-simulation techniques which would permit users to determine whether tables they were requesting would likely to have sufficient numbers of cells to be non-disclosive and be of research interest before requesting data formally;
This is detailed below in a separate section -details of the project are available here https://calls.ac.uk/guides-resources/synthetic-ls-data/

v. to work with other services towards a harmonised metadata structure for the LS;
We collated data from the ONS LS to provide to CALLS to develop the UKLS data dictionary and developed the scoring system for variable similarity
https://calls.ac.uk/variables/

vi. to contribute to the success of the Census Programme as a whole, including communication with the new UK LS Hub (and, via the Hub, the RSUs for the Longitudinal Studies of Scotland and Northern Ireland), collaborating with the UKDS-Core and the UKDS Census Support Service (UKDS-CSS), and the ONS in promotion, facilitation and management of research use of the ONS LS;
We worked with CALLS and the NILS and SRS teams to deliver joined up training and dissemination events including an LS roadshow in non academic sites. We have delivered dissemination and training in conjunction the UKDS-CSS and the NCRM both in person and via webinar.

vii. and to contribute to discussions about planning the 2021 Census or its alternatives, through exploration of the options for administrative data linkage as part of any future census replacement and more generally to increase the richness and utility of the data.
CeLSIUS have achieved Impact in quality assurance of longitudinal data from the 2011 Census, and in the planning process for the 2021 Census, helping to influence policy and procedure.
CeLSIUS co-ordinated and supported a total of 8 beta test projects in the period 2012-2013, assisting ONS with the acceptance testing phase prior to addition of 2011 Census data to the ONS Longitudinal Study. These projects have led to 113 recorded research outputs, including conference presentations, peer-reviewed papers and other reports; the beta test projects also identified issues relating to documentation and variable classification and coding.
CeLSIUS have contributed to a number of consultation requests, variously authored collectively as the CeLSIUS team, or as team members including NS, ODW, RS. These have included responses to the Department for Education re the National Pupil Database (2012), to ONS re plans for analysis of 2011 data relating to ethnicity, national identity, religion and language (2014), to ONS re questions to include in the 2021 census (2015), to the Cabinet Office re 'Better use of data' (2016), to ONS re 2021 output content (2018), the Home Office re Windrush migrants (2018). We have also responded to consultation requests relating to operational procedures including barriers to access to administrative data (2014), changes to the Approved Researcher Scheme (2015) and the effect of possible cuts to published statistics (2016).
The CeLSIUS team have also responded to bespoke requests (2016) from the Australian Bureau of Statistics concerning case-studies documenting the value and importance of linked longitudinal data, and have had bi-lateral meetings (in London, 2013 and Canberra, 2015) with ABS staff to give our perspective on the operation of controlled access and research facilitation for secure longitudinal data.

CeLSIUS have taken part in invited meetings with ONS staff (Becky Tinsley, Pete Jones) from the Census Transformation team (2017) and ODW has taken part in interviews at the request of the ESRC with Prof Ray Chambers and with Prof Qiang Ren as part of the ESRC Longitudinal Studies Strategic Review (2016). NS has met with Keith Dugmore as a representative of commercial census users (2013). CeLSIUS staff have also attended and contributed to a variety of informational / roadshow events relating to the 2021 Census. ODW and JS contributed to and prepared reports for the Government Office for Science' 'Foresight Future of Ageing' group (2016).
Co-Investigator ODW is a member of ONS' 2021 census working group on origin-destination data (contributing in the context of both longitudinal and cross-sectional perspectives) and has also contributed to the microdata working group. He is also a member of the external review panel 'Modernising the census - external assurance', which will report to the National Statistician over the period 2018-2023 regarding the 2021 Census and plans for replacement of the putative 2031 Census in whole or part with administrative data sources, and the use of administrative source for inter-censal reporting of population statistics.

The objectives of the Synthetic Data Estimation for UK Longitudinal Studies grant were achieved as follows

i. To develop methods and software based around statistical multiple imputation (MI) techniques, applicable to data in all three national LSs, that will facilitate the generation synthetic longitudinal data subsets specific to individual users' needs. - This objective has been fully delivered with the synthpop software available on the CRAN repository for R users for several years. The software has also been through a number of subsequent iterations and does the job it was designed for extremely well.
ii. To document and set up a statistical imputation protocol for bespoke synthetic data tabulation which can be adopted and implemented across all of the national LS support centres. This protocol will set out the precise methods and approach to use when generating synthetic data using the multiple imputation method. - The protocols around synthpop have taken several years to be fully implemented and realised across all centres. In Scotland and Northern Ireland, protocols have been established and researchers able to use the facility for some time, however England and Wales has taken longer. It is extremely pleasing to note that now, users in England and Wales will finally be able to make use of synthpop data in the research after sign-off from the ONS.
iii. To test and evaluate the accuracy and disclosure risk of these MI datasets in partnership with the national statistical agencies. The ultimate aim is that the national statistical agencies are able to sign off the method rather than the individual datasets, so that the support services are able to release these statistical data to users without the need for sign-off from the LS research boards. - An independent report on the disclosure risk of the synthetic data generated by synthpop was produced by Prof Mark Elliot at the University of Manchester. He concluded that the disclosure risk associated with the synthetic data produced risk was tiny. With fully synthetic data, the chances of synthesising a real person are very small. Despite this report, because the synthetic data are so good, replicating very closely aggregate frequency distributions and relationships between variables, it has taken a little time for all national statistical agencies to be fully comfortable with the low disclose risk posed by the data.
iv. To audit the most frequently used variables in research outputs which have made use of longitudinal data, in order that the generation of synthetic data 'spine' replicating the full sample of individuals focuses on those variables which are most useful for research purposes. - This was carried out and led to the choice of the variables selected in the national synthetic spine datasets.
v. To develop methods and/or software based around microsimulation techniques that will generate full national synthetic datasets of linked data for these key variables within the LSs. - In the end, microsimulation techniques were replaced by a simpler proportional allocation by age group technique. The full methodology has been published in the Data In Brief journal.
vi. Working with the national statistical agencies, to carry out a thorough analysis of the disclosure risk posed by imputed or simulated data before its wider release. - This has been an ongoing process beyond the time horizon of the original project. Various datasets have been tested by the national statistical agencies in order to confirm the findings of the Elliot report. Full open release of synthpop products is still not possible, but approved researchers are now able to access their own requested products outside of the safe data settings.
vii. To make available via either the secure data service (SDS) or websites linked to the Hub and the three national LS research support units, synthetic longitudinal data for use in research experimentation. - The CALLS-Hub website has hosted all of the open synthetic teaching datasets for some time now. We have also offered our data to the national data archive.
viii. To publicise the availability and demonstrate the utility of the new synthetic data to current and potential users - training and workshop events have been numerous and ongoing. The data and software have been publicised through conferences, journal articles and out own web-pages.
ix. To make the synthetic data sets produced by this project available to the academic community for use in teaching - all teaching set data are freely available. Synthpop data is available in Scotland and due to be available in England and Wales in late 2018 with Northern Ireland to follow..

The objectives of the 8 month extension were
To promote, enable and support maximum possible research use of the ONS Longitudinal Study
Objectives
1) To offer expert user support for data specification, extraction and analysis, and output clearance in a timely and transparent fashion
As noted above user support requests have increased over the period.

2) Initiation of activities to respond to the Census Longitudinal Studies Strategic Review Recommendations focusing on three areas: improving efficiency, data access, and utilisation
We spent considerable time in negotiation with ONS and providing evidence to address concerns about synthetic data. Our USOs ran a software test and considered outputs of real data versus synthetic. Data access is now more feasible with the approval of the synthpop software in England and Wales. Efficiency improvements were made challenging as ONS introduced much stricter clearance requirements in 2018 leading to a least a doubling of staff resource required for any clearance. Utilisation is enhanced by a chapter in the Handbook of Census Resources and by a IJE cohort profile paper which is accepted for publication subject to approval of submitted minor amendments.

3) To continue to extend the England and Wales ONS Longitudinal Study (LS) user base through outreach in the form of training, outreach, publicity and promotional activities
We delivered 13 talks/training sessions in the costed and no cost extension periods

4) To support new and existing users through the revision and updating of tutorial materials and the website with transferral to a new content management system;
We launched our new version of our website in September 2018

5) To continue work with other services towards a harmonised metadata structure for the LS both within the UK-LS family and beyond it through work with CLOSER (Cohort & Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources);
We have an agreement from ONS that LS metadata can be housed by CLOSER - this will require additional funding from ESRC

6) To continue to contribute to discussions for planning the 2021 Census and administrative alternatives, through exploration of the options for administrative data linkage as part of any future census replacement and more generally to increase the richness and utility of the data.
This is detailed in impact case study 2

7) To continue to add value to the LS dataset through linkage with other data (open and otherwise)
We now have up to date approvals for vital events and cancer data. We have been in discussion with the ONS and are developing plans to link education data which is also housed in the SRS and more widely as ONS develop cloud storage we are hoping this will facilitate linkages.

8) To derive new variables to collate a series of aggregate contextual variables at ward and other levels; to make these easily available to any new or existing projects; to describe and list them on our website
We have linked open house price data. This work was suspended when the USO went on maternity leave.

We have also produced a book chapter and a cohort profile describing the data and how to use it.
Exploitation Route The synthetic bespoke data extracts are now being used by ONS to test synthetic data security as a whole.
Our principal role is to support others to use the data.
Sectors Government, Democracy and Justice,Other

URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/celsius/research
 
Description We have supported and participated in beta testing of the 2011 data linkage for Office for National Statistics (ONS) We have provided input into the Beyond 2011 and Beyond 2021 projects with ONS and this is ongoing The SYLLS project led by CeLSIUS has now led to bespoke synthetic data extracts being provided for the Scottish Longitudinal Study and a beta testing of bespoke synthetic data extracts for England and Wales is underway which will feed into a wider discussion about synthetic data to enable future developments within ONS. Provided metadata on data held on fathers to Fatherhood Institute. We have met with Ray Chambers (University of Wollongong, Australia) and with Qiang Ren (Peking University, China) at MRC, London - as part of ESRC Longitudinal Studies Review
Sector Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description A Showcase of Student Research Using the ONS Longitudinal Study (LS) and Census Microdata (aka Samples of Anonymised Records/SARs)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Attended 2021 Census Consultation Roadshow as introduction to involvement in the consultation, 25/06/15
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Beta test of 2011 census data link
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Supporting beta test data users permitted ONS to be able to check that data from 2011 was successfully linked to the previous censuses
URL https://www.ons.gov.uk/file?uri=/aboutus/whatwedo/paidservices/longitudinalstudyls/longitudinalstudy...
 
Description Co-Investigator ODW is a member of ONS' 2021 census working group on origin-destination data
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.ons.gov.uk/census/censustransformationprogramme/census2021outputs/2021dataproducts/origi...
 
Description ESRC consultation on legal barriers to accessing administrative data
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Expert response to consultation on the census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/about-ons/who-ons-are/programmes-and-projects/beyond-2011/beyond-2011-repo...
 
Description Meeting with Becky Tinsley and Pete Jones of the ONS Census Transformation Programme to discuss how to increase the use of administrative data for future enhancement of ONS Longitudinal Study data
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Meeting with ONS to discuss contribution of the LS to planning for 2021 Census, 6 January 2016
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Meeting with Qiang Ren (Peking University, China) at MRC, London - as part of ESRC Longitudinal Studies Review
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Meeting with Ray Chambers of University of Wollongong, Australia and Qiang Ren of Peking University, China at MRC, London, as part of ESRC Longitudinal Studies Review
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Meetings with ONS to discuss and shape ONS Longitudinal Study data clearance procedures
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Ensured the specific needs of the academic, voluntary and public sector users of the ONS Longitudinal Study were given rigorous consideration when new data clearance procedures were formulated by ONS
 
Description Nicola Shelton gave presentation, 'Alcohol and over 50s currently in employment', at House of Commons, May 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description ODW and JS contributed to and prepared reports for the Government Office for Science' 'Foresight Future of Ageing' group (2016).
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/future-of-ageing
 
Description ODW member of the external review panel 'Modernising the census - external assurance'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Methodological-Assurance-Review-pa...
 
Description ONS 2021 Microdata working group member (received and commented on minutes)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fconsultations.ons.gov.uk%2Fcensus...
 
Description Provided consultation response to ONS Consultation on Changes to Data Products
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://consultations.ons.gov.uk/ons-stakeholder-management/changestoproducts2015/consult_view
 
Description Provided consultation response to ONS Consultation on the 2021 Census
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://consultations.ons.gov.uk/census/2021-census-topics-consultation
 
Description Reponse to ONS Consultation: Initial View on Census 2021 Output Content Design
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://consultations.ons.gov.uk/census/initial-view-on-the-2021-census-output-design/results/respon...
 
Description Research brief on Windrush migrants in the ONS LS
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Information from research brief was acknowledged and retweeted by David Lammy MP
 
Description Response to ESRC Longitudinal Studies Review
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Response to ONS re plans for analysis of 2011 data relating to ethnicity, national identity, religion and language (2014),
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Response to to the Cabinet Office re 'Better use of data'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fconsult...
 
Description CeLSIUS Extension
Amount £197,746 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Research Support Unit for the ONS Longitudinal Study for England and Wales
Amount £1,020,753 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/R00823X/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 09/2020
 
Description Research Support Unit for the ONS Longitudinal Study for England and Wales
Amount £204,950 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/K000365/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2013 
End 06/2014
 
Title synthpop 
Description The software for this was produced by SLS - DSU after a successful application by Adam Dennett from CeLSIUS for funding, Bespoke synthetic extracts are currently available in Scotland and are being beta tested in England and Wales in 2019 Bespoke synthetic extracts are produced using the R package synthpop in response to user requests. Variables are synthesised one by one using sequential regression modelling. This means that each synthetic variable is modelled separately and this variable's relationship to all other variables in the real dataset is taken into account. This ensures that when analysis of the full dataset is performed the researcher will get results which will usually be very similar to results if this analysis was performed on the real data. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Access to synthetic data reduces time spent by researcher and user support office in checking feasibility of research and syntax writing 
URL https://sls.lscs.ac.uk/guides-resources/synthetic-data/how-is-synthetic-data-created/
 
Title CeLSIUS data dictionary 
Description Database of metadata related to the ONS Longitudinal Study; this has superceded earlier metadata databases, ingesting new raw data provided by ONS, and improving the search facilities 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Permits users and potential users to plan research 
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/celsius/celsiusdd/
 
Title England and Wales Synthetic Longitudinal Spine 
Description Data set created as part of the SYLLS sub-project, estimating 500,000 synthetic individuals in county districts in England and Wales transitioning between 1991 and 2001. Individuals have characteristics for sex, age, limiting long term illness, marital status, ethnicity, births (if female) and whether died between 1991 and 2001. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Data set finishing quality assurance as of November 2014, will be released for first public use in December 2014 
 
Title Northern Ireland Synthetic Longitudinal Study Spine 
Description This data contains c.19,000 individuals derived from the Northern Ireland Samples of Anonymised Records Teaching File. Realistic transitions are included between 2001 and 2011 for 6 synthetic variables (age, religion, health, marital status, births, deaths) for each individual in the database. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact These data will be used for training purposes. We have yet to run training sessions with the data, but the England and Wales data have already been used to train in excess of 50 people in analysing longitudinal transitions. 
 
Title Outputs arising from CeLSIUS-supported LS research 
Description This database contains the outputs emanating from LS research conducted as a result of the support provided by the CeLSIUS research team. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This database is used in literature searches by researchers considering starting their own LS research. 
URL https://calls.ac.uk/outputs/
 
Title Scottish synthetic spine data set 
Description This data contains individual level synthetic data derived from the Scottish Samples of Anonymised Records Teaching File. Realistic transitions are included between 2001 and 2011 for key synthetic variables for each individual in the database. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Published this year so not as yet 
URL http://calls.ac.uk/guides-resources/synthetic-ls-data/
 
Description ADRC-E Data Linkage Collaboration 
Organisation University College London
Department Institute of Child Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Oliver Duke-Williams is a co-I on both projects. The format of the ADRC-E application forms was based on those used by CeLSIUS. Dr Nicola Shelton and Dr Oliver Duke-Williams are applying to link ONS LS data to HES data. ADRN / ADRC liaison meetings and events attended by CeLSIUS members: Administrative Data Research Network: Bidders Information Event was attended in June 2013 An ADRC-E meeting was attended in June 2015 The Farr Seminar series in collaboration with ADRC-E was attended in July 2015 Nicola Shelton met with ADRC to discuss an application to link the LS to HES, in February 2016 Nicola Shelton attended the HES course in April 2016 Oliver Duke-Williams attended the Cardiff Data Linkage Conference, organised by ADRC-W, in July 2016 Nicola Shelton attended the ADRN Conference in Swansea in August 2016
Collaborator Contribution Support with negotatiation with HSCIC and ONS and expert advice on data linkage is being provided by ADRC-E
Impact The
Start Year 2016
 
Description Administrative Data Research Centre for England 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department Administrative Data Research Centre for England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution CeLSIUS provided guidance to ADRC-E on the protocols and workflow procedures that they use to provide a service that offers access to secure data. The procedures described by ADRC-E in their proposal were broadly based on the CeLSIUS model. Oliver Duke-Williams is a Co-Investigator on both CeLSIUS and ADRC-E.
Collaborator Contribution We have maintained close liaison between CeLSIUS and ADRC-E as we have a number of overlaps of interest, and expect to collaborate on future research projects.
Impact CeLSIUS staff have been interviewed about information governance procedures as part of an ADRC research project, but the project has not yet produced formal outputs.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Census and Administrative data LongitudinaL Studies Hub (CALLS-Hub) 
Organisation Census & Administrative Data Longitudinal Studies Hub (CALLS-Hub)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution CeLSIUS worked closely with CALLS-Hub to promote cross-LS work and raise the profile of UK Census data and longitudinal data generally. We have liaised with the other LS RSUs via CALLS-Hub to promote consistency in the presentation of information specific to these data sets. In 2012 we produced a logo in liaison with the other LS RSUs, to provide a uniform visual identity, and use the logo as the banner of our website. We also contribute material about our service to the CALLS-Hub website including by collaborating with CALLS-Hub on providing a data dictionary that contains harmonised variables from across the three LS'. Members of the CeLSIUS team have attended or participated in over 70 meetings and other events in liaison with CALLS-Hub and the other LS RSUs since August 2012. CALLS-Hub was discontinued in August 2018 but CeLSIUS has, jointly with the other LS RSUs, taken over the management of its website, twitter account and mailing list in order to continue to promote cross-LS work, including the UK Census Longitudinal Studies - First Annual Conference which will take place on 8 - 9 April 2019 (http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/UKLS-Conference-2019/).
Collaborator Contribution The CALLS-Hub research team and the other UK LS Research Support Unit research teams have all contributed to the items detailed above.
Impact The CALLS-Hub website: http://calls.ac.uk/, which has a 'Search outputs' database where CeLSIUS lists all the research outcomes that arise from the research we support (https://calls.ac.uk/outputs/). The CeLSIUS website's logo which, in liaison with CaLLS-Hub partners, provides a uniform visual identity for all three Research Support Units. Various events, including two events on March 6th 2014 to herald the launch of the 2011 Census/LS' data linkage; the CALLS-Hub SPiNe launch event on 7th March 2014; 'roadshow' seminars held in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Bristol to promote the work of the three UKLSs. A data dictionary that includes harmonised variables from across the three LS' Raising of the profile of UK Census data and longitudinal data generally.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study Research Support Unit 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Department Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study Research Support Unit (NILS-RSU)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I and all other members of the CeLSIUS research team work closely with the NILS RSU to promote cross-LS work and raise the profile of UK Census data and longitudinal data generally. We liaise with this partner to promote consistency where possible in the presentation of information specific to our data sets. In 2012 we produced a new logo in liaison with the NILS RSU and the Scottish Longitudinal Study Development and Support Unit, which provides a uniform visual identity for all three UK LS support units; we have installed the logo as the banner of our website. Since August 2012 we have attended/participated in many joint UK LS meetings, events and activities that have included the NILS RSU and organised joint training sessions and symposia. We have collaborated on a book chapter about the census. LSs We have collaborated to help deliver our first annual conference in Belfast on 1 April 2019
Collaborator Contribution The NILS RSU research team has contributed to the items detailed above.
Impact The CeLSIUS website's logo which, in liaison with this partner, provides a uniform visual identity for all three UK LS Research Support Units. Two events on March 6th to herald the launch of the 2011 Census/LS' data linkage. A data dictionary that includes harmonised variables from across the three UK LS' A book chapter Raising of the profile of UK Census data and longitudinal data generally.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Office for National Statistics (ONS) 
Organisation Office for National Statistics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CeLSIUS provides expert user support for data specification, extraction and analysis of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Longitudinal Study (LS), enabling vital research to be carried out including the analysis of 2011 data when it became available in 2013. We have supported 124 research projects since August 2012 and the number of projects we support per year has increased rather than declined despite being several years since last census. Many of these projects have been highly complex and labour-intensive and would not be possible with any other data for England and Wales. We have supported user systems updates at ONS and more stringent and time-consuming output clearance procedures at beginning of this year due to changes in law. CeLSIUS staff have an expert role in explaining policies and practice on disclosure control to users and checking outputs for compliance before they are released to approved researchers. They also support users significantly in the completion of application approval paperwork for research using the LS, based on their knowledge of the data. Maintaining confidentiality and security of the data is paramount and microdata (individual level records) from the LS dataset can only be accessed within a safe setting on the Public Sector Network, currently the ONS Secure Research Settings in Pimlico, Titchfield and Newport. CeLSIUS staff (employed by UCL and largely based in the SRS in Pimlico) also provide face to face support and supervision for researchers when accessing the data. Additionally the staff run syntax and clear outputs remotely to users who cannot attend an SRS. They also support ONS in sharing knowledge of the data with new members of their team and members of the CeLSIUS team have attended or participated in over 100 ONS-liaison meetings and events since August 2012, including LS Steering Group, LS Research Development Board, User Support Officers group, Longitudinal Research Champions group and ad hoc meetings/other events e.g. relating to LS developments such as beta testing of new data. We continue to extend the ONS LS user base by providing a richly-resourced website (www.ucl.ac.uk/celsius), through social media outreach and through training, publicity and promotional activities.
Collaborator Contribution ONS provides the ONS LS dataset and work space and administrative support around our use of it.
Impact CeLSIUS has been notified of over 500 'outcomes' resulting from research that we have supported; Many of these have been published in journals or as book chapters (see Publications section). We list ONS LS research outcomes in the 'Search outputs' database on the CALLS-Hub website:https://calls.ac.uk/outputs/. WE have also collaborated on a cohort profile paper published in 2018 in IJE.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Research on Extended Working Lives 
Organisation University College London
Department Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution CeLSIUS supported the area work package for the programme. Nicola Shelton was a Co-I
Collaborator Contribution The consortia produces a policy brief for CeLSIUS through CALLS-hub as the England and Wales component of a cross UK policy collaboration with CALLS-Hub www.calls.ac.uk
Impact Work from the renEWL project fed into the independent review of State Pension age. There is evidence that our findings influenced the review -the report recommended a lower means-tested benefit age for people with poor health or caring responsibilities. It was also cited in the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee Older people and employment Fourth Report of Session 2017-19.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Scottish Longitudinal Study Development and Support Unit (SLS DSU) 
Organisation University of St Andrews
Department Scottish Longitudinal Study
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I and all other members of the CeLSIUS research team work closely with the SLS DSU to promote cross-LS work and raise the profile of UK Census data and longitudinal data generally. We liaise with this partner to promote consistency where possible in the presentation of information specific to our data sets. In 2012 we produced a new logo in liaison with the SLS DSU and Northern Ireland RSU, which provides a uniform visual identity for all three UK LS support units; we have installed the logo as the banner of our website. Since August 2012 we have attended/participated in many joint UK LS' meetings, events and activities that have included the NILS RSU, as mentioned in the CALLS-Hub section of 'Collaborations and Partnerships'. Since August 2012 we have attended/participated in many joint UK LS meetings, events and activities that have included the SLS DSU and organised joint training sessions and symposia. We have collaborated on a book chapter about the census LSs We have collaborated to help deliver our first annual conference in Belfast on 1 April 2019
Collaborator Contribution The SLS DSU research team has contributed to the items detailed above.
Impact The CeLSIUS website's logo which, in liaison with this partner, provides a uniform visual identity for all three UK LS Research Support Units. Two events on March 6th to herald the launch of the 2011 Census/LS' data linkage. A data dictionary that includes harmonised variables from across the three UK LS' Book chapter Raising of the profile of UK Census data and longitudinal data generally.
Start Year 2012
 
Title Online training 
Description Online training modules that provide information on the variables available and suitable research designs, and also give indications of sample sizes. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact Enables LS research, leading to the outputs listed here http://www.ucl.ac.uk/celsius/research-outputs 
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/celsius/research-outputs
 
Title Synthetic Data for the UK Longitudinal Studies - SYLLS 
Description Synthetic Longitudinal data which are not subject to the same access restrictions as the real Census-based longitudinal microdata for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The project has been split between teams based at CeLSIUS at UCL and the SLS-DSU in Edinburgh / St Andrews. The CeLSIUS team have been tasked with generating the 'Synthetic Spine' dataset. This is a partial replication of the full set of individuals contained in the 1991 LSs of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, who then were also enumerated in the 2001 Census. The replication is partial as we have not attempted to synthesise every variable contained in the LSs for every individual, rather we have focused on a selection of some of the most frequently requested variables in previous LS-based research projects (age, sex, ethnicity, health, births, deaths, geography). 
Type Of Technology New/Improved Technique/Technology 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The Office for National Statistics are planning to use this development as a test case 'trailblazer' for use of other synthetic data. 
URL http://calls.ac.uk/guides-resources/synthetic-ls-data/
 
Description 'Adding contextual admin data to the ONS Longitudinal Study for England and Wales: the example of house price data', poster at ADRN 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact poster sparked questions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.adrn.ac.uk/conference/2017/
 
Description 'Data Skills: State of the Nation Report' launch, 25 June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Represented CeLSIUS and promoted the LS; sparked discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'I, Daniel Blake' screening - subsequent panel participation re inequalities data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact used ONS LS data to look at life chances of carpenters given poor health - twitter activity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/iehc-film-screening-i-daniel-blake-tickets-34459767091?aff=ebapi
 
Description All-Party Parliamentary Group for Social Science and Policy breakfast meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited as guest to breakfast meeting to discuss CeLSIUS/LS data matters with All-Party Parliamentary Group for Social Science and Policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description An Introduction to longitudinal analysis using the national synthetic LS Spine (practical session), CeLSIUS workshop on using the ONS LS, 18/06/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Practical session on longitudinal analysis using the national synthetic LS Spine, to promote research using the UK LSs - sparked questions and discussion afterwards and this workshop resulted in several new ONS LS project applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description An Introduction to the synthetic Longitudinal Studies, presentation given to the Launch of the Welsh LS/2011 Census data linkage, Newport, 07/01/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to promote longitudinal analysis using the national synthetic LS Spine - sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description An introduction to longitudinal analysis using the national synthetic LS spine (practical workshop), BSPS Conference, 7-9 September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Practical session on longitudinal analysis using the national synthetic LS Spine, to promote research using the UK LSs - sparked questions and discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Area unemployment and individual health in relation to retirement and sickness/disability transitions over 10 years: Office for National Statistics Longitudinal Study, 05/07/15 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation given at IMGS Coknference, Vancouver, to promote LS research and potentially contribute towards future exploration of metadata harmonisation with international studies; sparked questions afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Attendance at ESRC 5oth Anniversary event, House of Commons, London, 14/01/15 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Represented and promoted CeLSIUS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Attendance at briefing event in support of the new INNOVATE UK competition 'Solving urban challenges with data', London, 06/01/15 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Promoted LS research, sparked discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BSPS annual conference 2017 poster session 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact poster presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CALLS-Hub & 3 LS' Roadshow event, Bristol, 10/11/15 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented on using the LS for research; promoted the LS; sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CALLS-Hub and three LS' Roadshow event, Bristol, 10/11/15 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact presentation given on longitudinal analysis using the national synthetic LS Spine, to promote research using the UK LSs - sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CALLS-Hub/LS' Roadshow event in Aberdeen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Gave presentation on using the LS for research; sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CALLS-Hub/LS' roadshow event, Glasgow, 28/10/15 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Promoted LS research opportunites; parked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CLOSER conference presentation and symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact plans for further international symposia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.closer.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/ONS-Longitudinal-study-symposium.pdf
 
Description CeLSIUS 15th anniversary seminar event, Mary Ward House, June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Celebration & promotion of the LS, which sparked questions & discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CeLSIUS Dissemination/Training event: A Showcase of Student Research Using the ONS Longitudinal Study (LS) and Census Microdata...with a Spotlight on Longitudinal Research Infrastructure in the United States, 28/03/18  
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A day of presentations and training workshops aimed to showcase postgraduate research that has been and can be achieved using the ONS LS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CeLSIUS Planning & Team-building event, Aug 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Team-building and future LS-support planning
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CeLSIUS training session held at BSPS + poster presentation: "NEETS in the LS", Sept 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Promotion of the LS, which sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CeLSIUS-hosted LS training event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Co-organisation and participation in training event to promote/enable LS use; sparked questions and discussion afterwards and resulted in several applications to use the LS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CeLSIUS-hosted LS training event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Co-organisation and participation in training event to promote/enable LS use; sparked questions and discussion afterwards and resulted in several applications to use the LS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CeLSIUS/Census research liaison at UK Data Service event in Colchester, 26 February 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Promotion of the LS/CeLSIUS service - sparked discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CeLSIUS/SAIL meeting re mutual interests, 09/09/13  
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A meeting to discuss the mutual interests of CeLSIUS and SAIL, held on 09/09/13
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Census and administrative microdata linkage in the UK, the USA, and Canada: prospects, problems and solutions? Presentation given on LS data at AAG Conference, Florida 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation using LS data given at international conference to promote ONS LS usage to British members of the audience and potentially create opportunities to explore metadata harmonisation with international studies in the future
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Combined minute madness talk about datasets that we provide access to 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Combined 'minute madness' talk about datasets that we provide access to,
and a more general networking event with potential users at 'Data Galore: Getting Access and Ethics Right!' by UCL eResearch Domain at the FARR Institute
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/data-galore-getting-access-and-ethics-right-tickets-31886488345#
 
Description DTRN (Doctoral Trainees Research Network) meeting, 22 January 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Meeting to promote the LS with respect to doctoral training; sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dennett, A. (2013) Towards a Synthetic UK Longitudinal Study. Presentation to the BSPS Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk resulted in numerous questions and expressions of interest from assembled audience

A number of expressions of interest in using the data were conveyed to me
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Dennett, A. (2014). Participation at ONS Synthetic Data Workshop, ONS Titchfield, 1/12/2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Big discussion again

ONS resolved to move synthetic data up their agenda
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Dennett, A. (2014). Synthetic Data Estimation for the UK Longitudinal Studies. Presentation at Launch of England and Wales Longitudinal Study, Church House, London 6/3/2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact sparked wide interest in the potential of synthetic longitudinal data

much interest from a variety of potential users
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Dennett, A. (2014). Synthetic Data Estimation for the UK Longitudinal Studies. Presentation at Launch of Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study 5/6/2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact discussions with a number of NISRA staff on synthetic data applications

increased anticipation of the potential of synthetic data in increasing use of NILS data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Dennett, A. (2014). Synthetic Data Estimation for the UK Longitudinal Studies. Presentation at Synthetic Data Workshop, ONS Titchfield, 4/6/2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Big discussion on the role of synthetic data in facilitating access to sensitive or confidential data

Appeared to be a big sea-change in the position of ONS with regard to the role of synthetic data, evidenced by a number of subsequent meetings and discussions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Duke-Williams, O (2015) ) Back To The Future: Does your past predict your future? Presentation given to a select audience, UCL, London 21 October 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Discussions with interested researchers and wide dissemination of information about the LS


Increased knowledge of LS availability
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Duke-Williams, O (2015) Relationships between time since entering the UK, languages spoken and proficiency in English, British Society for Population Studies Annual Conference, Leeds, 7 - 9 September 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Discussions with interested researchers and wide dissemination of information about the LS


Increased knowledge of LS availability
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Duke-Williams, O, Stillwell, J (2014) 2011 Census interaction data and access arrangements, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, 27 August 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Discussions with interested researchers and wide dissemination of information about the LS


Increased knowledge of LS availability
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Duke-Williams, O. (2013) 'Counting the people - the past, the present and the future': presentation given to the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL, London, 20 November 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and discussion about using the ONS Longitudinal Study for geographical research.

Promoted interest in use of the ONS Longitudinal Study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Duke-Williams, O. (2013) 'Languages spoken and time since arrival': presentation given to the ONS LS/2011 Census data linkage beta test workshop, UCL, 18 April 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and discussion about ONS Longitudinal Study research.

Promoted interest in use of the ONS Longitudinal Study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Duke-Williams, O. (2013) 'Languages spoken and time since arrival': presentation given to the ONS LS/2011 Census data linkage beta test workshop, UCL, London, 5 November 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and discussion about ONS Longitudinal Study research in general and using the 2011 Census data in particular.

Promoted interest in use of the ONS Longitudinal Study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Duke-Williams, O. (2013) 'Vive le Tour!': CeLSIUS blog, 19 July 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Global availability to raise profile of the ONS Longitudinal Study.

This blog entry was tweeted by someone in Australia wholly unconnected with CeLSIUS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/celsius/2013/07/19/vive-le-tour/#more-33
 
Description Duke-Williams, O. (2013) CeLSIUS blog, 19 July 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Global availability to raise profile of the ONS Longitudinal Study.

CeLSIUS blog entries have been tweeted by people wholly unconnected with CeLSIUS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Duke-Williams, O. (2014) 'Beyond 2021': CeLSIUS blog, 27 March 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Global availability to raise profile of the ONS Longitudinal Study.

This blog entry was tweeted by someone wholly unconnected with CeLSIUS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/celsius/2014/03/27/beyond-2021/#more-360
 
Description Duke-Williams, O. (2014) 'Longitudinal data in the England and Wales Census': presentation given to the GES/GSR Conference, London, 19 September 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and discussion about ONS Longitudinal Study research.

Promoted interest in use of the ONS Longitudinal Study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Duke-Williams, O. (2014) 'Relationships between migration/time since entering the UK, languages spoken and proficiency in English': presentation given to the UK LS/2011 Census linkage launch event, London, 6 March 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and discussion about ONS Longitudinal Study research.


Promoted interest in use of the ONS Longitudinal Study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Duke-Williams, O. (2014) 'The ONS Longitudinal Study and Internet census completion: lessons for the future': presentation given to the ESRC Festival of Social Science, NISRA, Belfast, November 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and discussion about ONS Longitudinal Study research.


Promoted interest in use of the ONS Longitudinal Study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Duke-Williams, O. (2014) 'Transport data in the ONS Longitudinal Study': presentation given to the Association of Train Operating Companies, London, 5 March 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and discussion about using the ONS Longitudinal Study for transport research.

Promoted interest in use of the ONS Longitudinal Study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Duke-Williams, O. (2014). Presentation on the LS and other datasets given to meeting re Govt Office of Science Foresight project on future of ageing, 28 October 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Questions afterwards from government attendees

Increased interest in issues and available related data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Duke-Williams, O. Promoted the LS whilst attending 4th European User Conference for EU-Microdata, Mannheim, Germany, 5-6 March 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Discussions with interested researchers and wide dissemination of information about the LS


Increased knowledge of LS availability
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ESRC 50 Years of Population Change celebration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Represented and promoted the CeLSIUS service
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Event to celebrate 'Back to the Future Day', 21 October 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Student event organised by CeLSIUS involving presentation of LS data tied in with 'Back to the Future Day' and showing of 'Back to the Future' film; promoted research possibilities of the LS; sparked questions afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Event to launch the CALLS-Hub Science and Policy Network (SPiNe) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was an event to launch the CALLS Hub Science & Policy Network (SPiNe), which is an invited group of representatives from academic and government research groups, think tanks and other organisations.

The SPiNe is of mutual benefit to its members and to CeLSIUS: Network members have the opportunity to suggest development of the UK LSs as well as being able to have their own researchers interrogate the LS datasets in order to build the evidence base; CeLSIUS in turn may benefit from increased usage, enhanced impact and direct guidance on how to develop the LSs in a way which will be useful.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Grundy, E and Marshall, C (2012) Multiple cause of death analysis of deaths in England & Wales 2002-2008. Presentation given to the 1st International Workshop on MCOD analysis, Paris, France, 1 November 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and discussion about ONS Longitudinal Study research.

Promoted interest in and demonstrated use of the Longitudinal Studies/census data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Grundy, E. (2013) 'The ONS Longitudinal Study and microdata': presentation given to the Beyond 2011 Research Conference, University of Southampton, 30 April 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated and contributed to the national debate around the value of continuing with the England and Wales Census/LS beyond 2011.


Contributed to the UK Government deciding not to terminate the England and Wales Census/LS after 2011.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/about-ons/who-ons-are/programmes-and-projects/beyond-2011/index.html
 
Description Grundy, E. and Marshall, C. E. (2014) 'Investigating age and co-morbidity in Englan Wales using multiple cause of death analysis': Int. Wkshp on Multiple Cause of Death Analysis, Rome, 12 June 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and discussion about ONS Longitudinal Study research.

Promoted interest in and demonstrated use of the Longitudinal Studies/census data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Grundy, E. and Marshall, C. E. (2014) Age and co-morbidity in England & Wales: what can be learned from multiple cause of death data? Presentation given to Census Research User Conference, 31 October 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and discussion about ONS Longitudinal Study research, and mortality data research in general.

Promoted interest in and demonstrated use of the Longitudinal Studies/census data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Grundy, E. and Marshall, C. E. (2014) Age and co-morbidity in England & Wales: what can be learned from multiple cause of death data? Presentation given to the Census Research User Conference 2014, Royal Statistical Society, 31 October 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and discussion about ONS Longitudinal Study research.



Promoted interest in and demonstrated use of the ONS Longitudinal Study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Housing tenure change in Hampshire 1991-2011 in the ONS Longitudinal Study, Poster presented at the British Society for Population Studies Annual Conference, winchester, 8-10 September 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Poster exemplifying the use of the LS for research, displayed in conference poster exhibition - promoted the LS and prompted questions and discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description IEHC Film Club: Made in Dagenham screening & presentation referring to ONS LS data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Opportunity to engage audience with ONS LS data & promote its use
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International Conference on Transport and Health; paper 'Long-Term Stability in Active Modes of Travel to Work', June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Promotion of the LS, sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Liverpool University Centre for Spatial Demographics Research Launch, 11/06/15 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Spoke on panel, promoted LS, sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Long-term patterns in commuting, presentation at Census Research User Conference, Royal Statistical Society, London, 22 June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact promotion of data to wider audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/eventsdocs/censusconference22jun17
 
Description Longitudinal data in the England and Wales Census, presentation at the GES/GSR conference on 'The ONS LS: the potential for impact and influence' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Promotion of the LS/CeLSIUS service to potential governmental users; sparked questions and discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Longitudinal data in the UK Censuses, presentation given at the RGS/IBG Annual Conference, London, 27 August 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation promoted LS research opportunities and sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Meeting with ONS and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) to discuss linkage of health data to the LS, 06/09/13 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Exploration of the options for administrative data linkage as part of any future census replacement and more generally to increase the richness and utility of the data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Meeting with Teresa Dickinson and Tenniel Guiver of Data Integration Services Centre, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Visit from Australian governmental officers to discuss to provide consultation on data linkage/data usage support processes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Meeting with representatives of Australian Bureau of Statistics to discuss Australian Census Longitudinal Data, and lessons ABS might learn from UK experience, 7 August 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Met with representatives of Australian Bureau of Statistics to discuss Australian Census Longitudinal Data, and lessons ABS might learn from UK experience. Potentially contributed to exploration of metadata harmonisation with international studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Murray, E, Stafford, M, Shelton, N, Hagger-Johnson, G, Stansfeld, S, Zaninotto, P, Head, J (2015) Area unemploymt and individ. hlth in relation to retirement and sickness/disability transitions over 10 yrs: ONS LS. Presentation at IMGS, Vancouver, July 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards

Raised international awareness of research opportunities the ONS LS provides
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Murray, E., Stafford, M., Shelton, N., Hagger-Johnson, G., Stansfeld, S., Zaninotto, P. & Head, J. (2015) Area unemployment and individual health in relation to retirement and sickness/disability transitions over 10 years: ONS LS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation sparked questions and discussion afterwards


Interest in the ONS LS aroused
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Nordic-UK Workshop on Life-Course Research in Health and Disease, Örebro, Sweden, oral presentation "NEETS in the LS" by Nicola Shelton & Wei Xun, Septermber 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Promotion of the LS, 26/09/16-28/09/16 Nordic-UK Workshop on Life-Course Research in Health and Disease, Örebro, Sweden, oral presentation "NEETS in the LS" Nicola, Wei
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ONS Geography User Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Member of ONS Geography User Forum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Overview of the longitudinal studies for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, presentation at the Understanding Society Scientific Conference, Essex, 21-23 July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Information disseminated about the LS and use of the LS promoted; sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description PATHWAYS and Longitudinal Studies Centre Scotland meeting at Wellcome Collection: Social disadvantage, child health and attainment, 31 March 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Promoted use of the LS/CeLSIUS service and sparked questions and discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Paper presented at IASSIST Conference, Bergen, Norway; May/June, "The development of synthetic data sets to expand and transform use of disclosive data from the ONS Longitudinal Study" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Promotion of LS, questions & discussion sparked afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Poster presented at UCL cohorts, biobanks and big data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact discussion around data linkage issues with researchers and funders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/digital-health/digital-health-events-pub/cohorts-biobanks
 
Description Poster stand at conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Promotion of CeLSIUS (poster stand) at conference at RGS/IBG entitled 'Britain on the Move: A Migration Conference', 17/12/12 - 18/12/12
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Presentation at European Network for Housing Research Conference, June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Promotion of the LS, sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at SLLS Conference, Milan, 09/07/18-11/07/18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination of LS research and promotion of LS use
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation by Nicola Shelton at EUPHA conference, Vienna, Nov 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Promotion of the LS, which sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation given on the LS at ICLS seminar, UCL, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Promotion of LS research; sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description Presentation given on the LS at the Dept for Work and Pensions, London, 25/11/15 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Promoted LS research and sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation in Brazil on LS NEETS project, focusing on reproducing longitudinal linkages, by Wei Xun, Dec 201 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Promotion of the LS, which sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation on research potential of the LS given to potential LS users at ESRC Research Centre for Population Change, Southampton University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation to promote the ONS LS and distribute information about its availability and what its used for.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation on the LS given by Nicola Shelton at UCL's Dept of Epidemiology & Public Health on 2nd May 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation on the LS given by Nicola Shelton at UCL's Dept of Epidemiology & Public Health on 2nd May 2014 as promotion of the LS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation on the UK LSs, Longitudinal Studies Workshop, Brasilia, March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation given to promote LS research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Promoted LS usage/CeLSIUS service at UCL Grand Challenges meeting on Ageing, Inequalites and Diversity Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Promotion of/dissemination of information about using the LS to answer questions on ageing, inequalities and diversity - sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Promotion of CeLSIUS by poster stand at RGS/IBG conference, 17-18 December 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Poster stand to disseminate leaflets about the LS and arouse interest in research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Promotion of the LS at a meeting with Food Standards Agency 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact LS research was promoted
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Relationships between time since entering the UK, languages spoken and proficiency in English, presentation given to BSPS Annual Conference, 7-9 Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation that promoted LS usage and sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description SYnthetic data for the UK LongitudinaL Studies - SYLLS, blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Blog describing and explaining the SYLLS project and the synthetic dataset product, to promote longitudinal analysis using the national synthetic LS Spine
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://calls.ac.uk/2014/01/10/synthetic-data-for-the-uk-longitudinal-studies-sylls/
 
Description Shelton, N & Duke-Williams, O (2014) Census and Administrative Microdata Linkage in the UK, the USA, and Canada: Prospects, Problems and Solutions? Panel at the AAG Annual Meeting, Tampa, USA, 4 August 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The discussion sparked questions and discussion about the LS



Promoted interest in use of the ONS Longitudinal Study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Shelton, N (2014) Introduction to the UK LS and Census 2011 Data Linkage, UK LS 2011 Census Linkage Launch Event, London, March 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and discussion about ONS Longitudinal Study research, particularly using the 2011 Census data

Promoted interest in use of the ONS Longitudinal Study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Shelton, N (2014) What is in a health geography? University of Southampton Centre for Population Change (CPC) Seminar, 27 Feb 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and discussion about ONS Longitudinal Study research

Promoted interest in use of the ONS Longitudinal Study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Shelton, N (2015) Data sources within the UK LSs, UK LS' Roadshow, Bristol, Nov 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and discussion about ONS Longitudinal Study research


Promoted interest in use of the ONS Longitudinal Study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Shelton, N (2015) How can I access the LS?: Presentation given to the Department for Work and Pensions, November 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and discussion about ONS Longitudinal Study research


Promoted interest in use of the ONS Longitudinal Study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Shelton, N (2015) The ONS Longitudinal Study - 40 years old and going strong, Presentation given to Joint Meeting of Royal Statistical Society Social Statistics and Official Statistics Sections,Feb 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and discussion about ONS Longitudinal Study research


Promoted interest in use of the ONS Longitudinal Study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Shelton, N, Duke-Williams, O (2014) Census and Administrative Microdata Linkage in the UK, the USA, and Canada: Prospects, Problems and Solutions? Panel at the AAG Annual Meeting, Tampa, USA, Aug 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The discussion stimulated questions about ONS Longitudinal Study research


Promoted interest in use of the ONS Longitudinal Study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Shelton, N, Head, J, Stuchbury, R (2014) Assessing the contributions of the workplace and employment history, the local area and individual health and social factors to extended working life... presentation given to Dept Epid and Public Hlth, UCL, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation sparked questions and discussion afterwards

Raised awareness of research opportunities the ONS LS provides as well as availability of 2011 Census data for research purposes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Shelton, N. (2012) 'Beta test and beyond: what research opportunities does the LS present?': presentation given to the ONS/BSPS Joint Meeting on the ONS Longitudinal Study: Opportunities for Testing the New Research Database, LSE, London, 12 October 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and discussion about ONS Longitudinal Study research, particularly using the 2011 Census data.


Promoted interest in use of the ONS Longitudinal Study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Shelton, N. (2012) 'UCL-CelSIUS Research Support Unit for the ONS Longitudinal Study': presentation given to an ONS meeting, Titchfield, 23 May 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact It enabled engagement of the Office for National Statistics with the new phase of CeLSIUS.

Engagement with the people CeLSIUS would be liaising with from 2012 to 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Shelton, N. (2013) 'Welsh overview of the England and Wales Longitudinal Study': presentation given to the WISERD seminar on the Exploiting the Potential of Longitudinal Research Resources for Wales Programme, Cardiff University, 7 May 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and discussion about Welsh data in the ONS Longitudinal Study research.


Promoted interest in use of the ONS Longitudinal Study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Shelton, N. (2014) 'Impact from the LSs': presentation given to the SPiNe launch event, NESTA, London, 7 March 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and discussion about Longitudinal Study research, particularly using 2011 Census data.



Promoted interest in use of the ONS Longitudinal Study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Shelton, N. (2014). Attended invited meeting with Innovate UK, 6 December 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Contributed to 'give-get' event which will be of use for CeLSIUS involvement with the CALLS-Hub Science & Policy Network (SPiNe)

Promotion of census data, the LS in particular
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Shelton, N. (2015) 'The ONS Longitudinal Study - 40 years old and going strong'. Presentation given to Joint Meeting of Royal Statistical Society Social Statistics and Official Statistics Sections, 3 February 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and discussion about Longitudinal Study research, particularly using 2011 Census data.


Promoted interest in use of the ONS Longitudinal Study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Shelton, N. and Dennett, A. (2015) Attended event to launch Welsh 2011 LS data and gave presentation on CeLSIUS support of users of this data, 7 January 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Sparked much interest in the LS with questions asked afterwards.

Improved awareness of availability of Welsh data in the LS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Shelton, N. and Stuchbury, R. (2013) 'Joint hands-on training session for the three UK Census Longitudinal Studies' (ONS LS session), BSPS Annual Conference, University of Swansea, 10 September 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and discussion about ONS Longitudinal Study research.


Promoted interest in and demonstrated use of the ONS Longitudinal Study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Shelton, N., Head, J., Stuchbury, R., Stafford, M. (2013): Assessing the contributions of the wkplace and emp. hist., the local area and individ. hlth and soc. factors from childhd and adultd to ext. wking life: ONS LS/2011 Census Data Linkage Wkshp, Nov 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation sparked questions and discussion afterwards

Raised awareness of research opportunities the ONS LS provides as well as availability of 2011 Census data for research purposes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Shelton, N., Head, J., Stuchbury, R.Stafford, M. (2013) Assessing the cont. of the wkplace and emp. hist., the local area and individ. hlth and soc. factors from childhd and adultd to ext. wking life: ONS LS/2011 Census Data Linkage Wkshop, Apr 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation sparked questions and discussion afterwards

Raised awareness of research opportunities the ONS LS provides as well as availability of 2011 Census data for research purposes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Shelton, N., Shuttleworth, I., Dibben, C. and Cox, F. (2014) 'Longitudinal data in the UK Censuses': presentation given to the UK LS 2011 Census Linkage Launch Event, London, 6 March 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and discussion about Longitudinal Study research, particularly using 2011 Census data.


Promoted interest in use of the ONS Longitudinal Study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies, Bamberg, oral presentation "NEETS in the LS" by Nicola Shelton & Wei Xun, October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Promotion of the LS, which sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Training session at BSPS Annual Conference 2018: 'Introduction to handling large datasets in R: a dive into internal migration data' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A training session which engaged potential LS users with practical use of LS data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Two generations of NEETs: 1971 Vs 1991 in the ONS Longitudinal Study, poster presented at BSPS Conference, Leeds, 6-9 september 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Promoted use of LS for research; prompted questions and discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Webinar on using the LS, May 2016  
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Promotion of the LS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Webinar on migration data, including presentation of LS data, via UKDS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This webinar provides an overview of the interaction data available as outputs from the 2011 Census. It described what data are available, including data deriving from new questions in the 2011 Census, and how they can be accessed using online tools. Included slides of LS data. Sparked discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://census.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=3928
 
Description Webinar: 'Geography in the ONS Longitudinal Study', jointly held by UKDS and CeLSIUS, 11 July 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This webinar provides an overview of the geography data available in the ONS LS. It described what data are available, including data deriving from new questions in the 2011 Census, and how they can be accessed using online tools. Included slides of LS data. Sparked discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5334
 
Description What becomes of the youths Not in Education, Employment or training (NEETs) in the E&W Longitudinal Study (LS), presentation given at Insitituo De Saude Coletiva Da Uff Seminar, Brasilia, 17/12/14 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation using LS data to promote LS data research; sparked questions and discussion afterwards & potentially contributed to exploration of metadata harmonisation with international studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description What becomes of the youths not in education, employment or training (NEETs) in the E&W Longitudinal Study (LS), presentation given at BSPS Conference, Septermber 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact LS research was promoted; sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Wu (2013) Synthetic Data Estimation for the UK Longitudinal Studies. Presentation to 4th General Conference of the International Microsimulation Association. 11th - 13th December 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk resulted in numerous questions and expressions of interest from assembled audience

Methodological interest in using microsimulation techniques in a longitudinal data context
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Xun, W, Marshall, C, Lacy, R and Shelton, N (2015) Two generations of NEETs: 1971 Vs 1991 in the ONS Longitudinal Study; Poster presented at the BSPS Annual Conference, Leeds, Sept 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Poster stimulated questions about ONS Longitudinal Study research


Promoted interest in use of the ONS Longitudinal Study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Xun, W, Marshall, C, Lacy, R, Shelton, N (2014) What becomes of the youths not in education, employment or training (NEETs) in the E&W Longitudinal Study (LS), poster presented at the BSPS Annual Conference, Winchester, Sept 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Poster stimulated questions about ONS Longitudinal Study research


Promoted interest in use of the ONS Longitudinal Study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Xun, W. (2016) NEETs and long term health impacts in the ONS LS: Chapters 2, 3 and 4 of PhD upgrade exam submission, UCL, London, project no. 30161, 11th March 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Development of LS project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Xun, W. (2016) NEETs and long term health impacts in the ONS LS: Departmental seminar, UCL, London, project no. 30161, 2nd March 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Promotion of the LS, which sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Xun, W. W. (2014) 'CeLSIUS - what we do': presentation given to the Longitudinal Champions Network meeting, ONS, Titchfield, 16 January 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and discussion about ONS Longitudinal Study research and CeLSIUS' role, to promote engagement with stakeholders.


Further understanding of role of CeLSIUS in supporting the research of academics who wish to use the ONS Longitudinal Study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Xun, W. W. (2014) 'NEETs in 1971: data from the ONS Longitudinal Study': presentation given to the PopFest Conference, UCL, 4 August 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and discussion about social research using the ONS Longitudinal Study.

Promoted interest in use of the ONS Longitudinal Study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Xun, W. W. (2014) 'Usng the E and W Census Longitudinal Study (LS)': presentation given to the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 2 May 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation stimulated questions and discussion about ONS Longitudinal Study research.


Promoted interest in use of the ONS Longitudinal Study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Xun, W., Marshall, C., Lacy, R., Shelton, N. (2016) Three generations of NEETs: 1971 Vs 1991 in the ONS Longitudinal Study, Poster presented at the British Society for Population Studies Annual Conference, Winchester, September 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Promotion of the LS, which sparked questions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Xun, W., Marshall, C., Lacy, R., Shelton, N. (2017) NEETS in the LS, UCL Open Day: Graduate School Poster presentation, London, 8 March 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Promotion of the LS, which sparked questions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description paper at Regional Science Association International, British and Irish Section, Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact talk to collaborator
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description poster at digital humanties conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact poster on health outcomes by degree subject
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.conftool.pro/dh2017/sessions.php
 
Description poster presented at UCL 'Cohorts, Biobanks and Big Data event, 22/03/17  
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact promotion of data to wider audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description presentation at CALLS Hub conference, University of St Andrews, 23 March 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation given: Xun, W., Marshall, C., Lacey, R., Jivraj, S. & Shelton, N. (2018) Exploring the economic outcomes of young people Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) in England and Wales using the Longitudinal Study, which demonstated the value of the LS in socioeconomic research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://calls.ac.uk/2018/04/05/calls-hub-conference-friday-march-23rd-2018/
 
Description presentation at NCDS 60 years of our lives conference, 09/03/18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on 'Comparability of characteristics 1958 and 1970 birth cohort data with linked census ONS Longitudinal Study respondents born in 1958 and 1970'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://cls.ucl.ac.uk/events/call-for-papers-ncds-60-years-of-our-lives/