UK Census Longitudinal Study Development Hub

Lead Research Organisation: University of St Andrews
Department Name: Geography and Sustainable Development

Abstract

The work of the development hub will involve the following work packages.

1. Actively take steps to drive forward the ambition of a UK Longitudinal Study

Initially, the Hub will build on existing exploratory work on the use of E-Datashield methods to allow analyses to be undertaken that mimic a situation where separate datasets are pooled. To build on the long-term goal of a UKLS, the Hub would develop code to produce 'UKLS variables', and research the implications of using closely matched variables where no exact match exists. Together with the RSUs the Hub discuss with the relevant statistical agencies the possibility of support unit's holding data from other LSes.

2. Promote the impact of the Census Longitudinal Studies

The Hub will promote impact by encouraging data citation and raising awareness of outputs and impacts of research. Impact case studies will be conducted on a sample of projects from each RSU. The Hub would also work with the RSUs to organise seminars and workshops showcasing LS-based research to targeted external audiences.

3. Deliver a single portal function providing the 'front door' to the Census Longitudinal Studies

The Hub will provide a first point of access for LS researchers, primarily by providing a main website for the UKLS which would give a broad introduction to each of the LS and links to the relevant parts of the three RSU websites.

4. Harmonise online tools, documentation and guidance, where possible

The Hub will work together with the RSUs to co-ordinate a more unified structure and design for their individual websites, as far as appropriate. Through discussions with the management group of RSU directors and statistical agency representatives, efforts would be made to harmonise documentation, application methods and guidance for users.

5. Deliver a single helpdesk for responding to generic queries

A more streamlined LS service would be further developed by the provision of a first point of contact for generic LS queries. This helpdesk would respond promptly to email and telephone enquiries, redirecting individuals to specific LS teams where appropriate.

6. Plan and co-ordinate training and outreach activities with a particular focus on reaching new users, in collaboration with Unit Directors and the UK Data Service

Outreach and training events would be co-ordinated across units in order to economically promote the RSUs to a wider audience. Pooling information on attendees to such events would also allow more targeted follow-up and make it easier to identify research groups who may not yet have been targeted as potential users.

7. Engage with other related organisations in the UK and overseas to stimulate the most efficient delivery of the service

The Hub will work closely with RSUs and the new UK Data service to ensure synergies are exploited and duplications of work avoided. It will be ensured that information sources effectively cross-reference the different services. The possibility of a unified researcher training package will also be explored. The Hub will act as a facilitator of work between the three RSUs and the UK Beyond 2011 Population Statistics Programme, encouraging discussions on alternative options for producing population and socio-demographic data.

8. Develop and maintain a distinctive identity of the service, in collaboration with the UK Data Service

By working towards the above aims of harmonising the three LS, the Hub will effectively create and build upon a distinctive identity. This will be further enhanced by the creation of a logo and dedicated Hub website. The possibility of having a single website for all RSUs would also be explored. The Hub would seek to facilitate collaboration between the RSUs and the UK Data Service on areas of shared interest.

9. the Hub will establish and manage a Scientific Advisory Network, consisting of external stakeholders from the academic, public and private sectors.

Planned Impact

Because of its nature, the Hub is not involved in producing research output itself. However, it will play an important role in maximising the impact of outputs of projects by researchers using the three LS. Each RSU already strives to maximise the impact of its output through, for example, conferences, encouraging and enabling journal publications, website promotion and networking events. In addition, the LS are often used directly by policy-makers either as a source of data for their own research, or through requests for policy briefings and reports to be carried out on their behalf. The impressive lists of peer-reviewed publications already resulting from each LS testify to the impact that the resources have in an extremely diverse range of academic and professional disciplines. (see Academic Beneficiaries section above)

The Hub will further assist in maximising the impact of these outputs, primarily by providing a central focus point for work produced via the RSUs. A streamlined overview website, with links to complimentary pages in each RSU, is one obvious way in which it will be easier to showcase outputs and findings from LS projects. The Hub website will also actively promote the LS and their potential as research resources, either singly or in combination with each other. Joint networking and outreach events by the RSUs will be encouraged and facilitated by the Hub to expand the potential audiences they can reach. In addition, information on the Hub itself will be promoted through posters and flyers at key networking events.

The Scientific Advisory Network to be set up and maintained by the Hub will also be a useful and direct vehicle for increasing impact, since this will allow promotion of LS research outputs as well as allowing academics, policy-makers and professional bodies to give feedback and guide research in such a way that it is even more useful for their needs and interests.

In these ways, the Hub will have impacts for:

- academics from a diverse range of disciplines, by providing an easier way to access the LS, as well as by providing additional promotion for the output produced from their research;
- professional bodies, who - via the Scientific Advisory Network - can guide research which meets their own evidence needs;
- policy-makers and think-tanks, at international, national and local levels, who can find rich and unparalleled resources in the LS providing a strong evidence-base for their policies and recommendations, and who can also guide further relevant research via the Scientific Advisory Network;
- and ultimately the general public, who in the longer term will benefit from the results of research and policy derived from LS projects.
 
Description CALLS Hub was set up to support, promote and harmonise the work of the three census-linked UK Longitudinal Studies. These provide a unique and powerful research resource for a diverse range of academic disciplines. CALLS Hub has helped users and potential users find the information and resources they need in a straightforward way, and promote the work of the RSU's to a wider research community. By bringing together the three studies, we have highlighted the potential benefits and opportunities of using more than one LS for research, either to provide a comparison of regional differences, or to expand the study population to ensure that results can be generalised to the whole country. CALLS Hub has also promoted the valuable innovations around synthetic LS data and e-Datashield that make LS data more accessible to researchers.
Exploitation Route The CALLS-Hub team has continued to encourage and support use of the longitudinal studies across the UK. For example, we have worked with each of the National Statistical agencies to work towards a standard application form for each of the Longitudinal Studies (LS). And we have promoted the valuable innovations around synthetic LS data and e-Datashield that make LS data more accessible to researchers. We have evolved our approach to promotion of LS data by conducting a citation analysis to identify and target disciplinary and thematic gaps in the use of this data. And we have developed new thematic resources, such as the webinars on the use of LS data for research on health inequalities and internal migration, to support the use of Census Longitudinal Studies in particular research fields again informed by our citation analysis. As the project moves towards its end we are in the process of handing over all of our functions to the three Longitudinal Studies' teams.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Environment,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice

URL http://calls.ac.uk/
 
Description CALLS Hub has supported and promoted the three census-linked UK Longitudinal Studies. These provide a unique and powerful resource for researchers both within and beyond academia. They also form a source of research evidence for policy-makers, practitioners and third sector bodies. CALLS Hub has helped users find the information and resources they need, and has promoted the work and impact of the RSU's to a wider audience. In the last two years, we embarked on a programme of work to produce resources for researchers both within and beyond academia (e.g. government statisticians) using the Longitudinal Studies to investigate particular research themes. Thematic guides on the use of the longitudinal studies for research on health inequalities and internal migration have been produced. Feedback on these has been extremely positive with ONS planning to use them for new LS staff orientation. Webinars were also held to tie-in with these Guides, providing 4-5 research presentations plus a Q&A session. These were well received and attended by researchers both within and beyond academia. A Citation Analysis initially produced in 2016 was brought up-to-date in 2017 and promoted on the website. An analysis was completed in August 2017 of the research topics for all NILS, SLS and CeLSIUS projects which had included 2011 Census data. This provided an overview of gaps and potential new research disciplines which could be targeted, and was circulated within the RSU teams to assist with future promotional planning. To round off the CALLS project we are organising a day-conference in March 2018 showcasing LS research from PhD students and early-career researchers. This will also include an expert panel from academia, private and third sector discussing how the LSs might enhance their impact in future.
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Environment,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Societal

 
Description Royal Society of Edinburgh evidence to the Scottish Affairs Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact It is impossible to know. The RSE report to the committee recommended that changes to the funding regime for Scotland should not be modified until after the next census in 2021, in view of the uncertainty of adjusting payments in relation to demographic changes (especially migration statistics). It appears that the recommendation to government has postponed any change to the funding settlement between the UK and Scottih governments until after 2021, but whether this is because of the evidence given or because of political factors (after the next Holyrood elections in 2021) is hard to determine.
 
Description Extension funding for handover of CALLS Hub functions
Amount £1 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 07/2018
 
Description Supplementary research expenses for extension to CALLS data dictionary and Longitudinal Studies Roadshows
Amount £33,835 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 12/2016
 
Description UK Statistical Agencies 
Organisation National Records of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CALLS Hub works closely with relevant teams within the Office for National Statistics, National Records of Scotland and Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agencies. We hold regular teleconference and face-to-face meetings with them, as well as sitting on their LS Research Boards. This has arisen as a direct result of CALLS Hub's involvement in organising the 2011 Linkage Launch event on behalf of ONS. These meetings have resulted in close working across the regions to harmonise work, share ideas, and promote the three LSs in a co-ordinated way. One example is the plans led by CALLS Hub to begin reviewing current application and approval procedures as the first step in developing harmonised procedures to simplify the process, particularly for those seeking to use more than one LS in their research.
Collaborator Contribution Some examples: ONS, NISRA and NRS have shared insights into what is happening within their organisations as it relates to developments and changes to their working. They have shared solutions to data processing issues from the most recent Census linkages, to enable their partners in other regions to solve these problems more easily. The Statistical Agencies have contributed financially to events held on their behalf, but organised by CALLS, such as the linkage launches.
Impact The group have co-ordinated panels and sessions at several conferences, including BSPS 2012-2015, Understanding Society and SLLS. The Director of CALLS hub sits on the ONS Longitudinal Studies Steering Group and the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Data Steering Committee.
Start Year 2012
 
Description UK Statistical Agencies 
Organisation Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CALLS Hub works closely with relevant teams within the Office for National Statistics, National Records of Scotland and Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agencies. We hold regular teleconference and face-to-face meetings with them, as well as sitting on their LS Research Boards. This has arisen as a direct result of CALLS Hub's involvement in organising the 2011 Linkage Launch event on behalf of ONS. These meetings have resulted in close working across the regions to harmonise work, share ideas, and promote the three LSs in a co-ordinated way. One example is the plans led by CALLS Hub to begin reviewing current application and approval procedures as the first step in developing harmonised procedures to simplify the process, particularly for those seeking to use more than one LS in their research.
Collaborator Contribution Some examples: ONS, NISRA and NRS have shared insights into what is happening within their organisations as it relates to developments and changes to their working. They have shared solutions to data processing issues from the most recent Census linkages, to enable their partners in other regions to solve these problems more easily. The Statistical Agencies have contributed financially to events held on their behalf, but organised by CALLS, such as the linkage launches.
Impact The group have co-ordinated panels and sessions at several conferences, including BSPS 2012-2015, Understanding Society and SLLS. The Director of CALLS hub sits on the ONS Longitudinal Studies Steering Group and the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Data Steering Committee.
Start Year 2012
 
Description UK Statistical Agencies 
Organisation Office for National Statistics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CALLS Hub works closely with relevant teams within the Office for National Statistics, National Records of Scotland and Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agencies. We hold regular teleconference and face-to-face meetings with them, as well as sitting on their LS Research Boards. This has arisen as a direct result of CALLS Hub's involvement in organising the 2011 Linkage Launch event on behalf of ONS. These meetings have resulted in close working across the regions to harmonise work, share ideas, and promote the three LSs in a co-ordinated way. One example is the plans led by CALLS Hub to begin reviewing current application and approval procedures as the first step in developing harmonised procedures to simplify the process, particularly for those seeking to use more than one LS in their research.
Collaborator Contribution Some examples: ONS, NISRA and NRS have shared insights into what is happening within their organisations as it relates to developments and changes to their working. They have shared solutions to data processing issues from the most recent Census linkages, to enable their partners in other regions to solve these problems more easily. The Statistical Agencies have contributed financially to events held on their behalf, but organised by CALLS, such as the linkage launches.
Impact The group have co-ordinated panels and sessions at several conferences, including BSPS 2012-2015, Understanding Society and SLLS. The Director of CALLS hub sits on the ONS Longitudinal Studies Steering Group and the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Data Steering Committee.
Start Year 2012
 
Description AAG 2014 panel: Census and Administrative Microdata Linkage in the UK, the USA, and Canada: Prospects, Problems and Solutions? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://calls.ac.uk/output-entry/census-and-administrative-microdata-linkage-in-the-uk-the-usa-and-ca...
 
Description An introduction to the Census and Administrative data LongitudinaL Studies Hub (CALLS Hub) - presentation at SLS 10th anniversary 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 An overview of the functions provided by CALLS Hub as part of a set of talks about each LS and examples of research using the SLS with novel methodologies as part of the 10th anniversary of the SLS-DSU event. An increase in web traffic to our website was apparent as a result.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://calls.ac.uk/output-entry/an-introduction-to-the-census-and-administrative-data-longitudinal-...
 
Description An introduction to the UK Census-based Longitudinal Studies - presentation as part of joint UK Data Service/CALLS Hub webinar 'Flexible individual-level data from the Census: Census micro data and longitudinal studies' 
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 This joint webinar with UK Data Service introduced users to both cross-sectional and longitudinal census datasets. The primary audience were PhD supervisors and new research students looking for data to use. The event was well attended and there was a lively Q&A session at the end where participants were able to ask for more detailed information about the LSs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://calls.ac.uk/output-entry/an-introduction-to-the-uk-census-based-longitudinal-studies/
 
Description An introduction to the UK Census-based Longitudinal Studies - webinar intro (internal migration guide webinar) 
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 Introduction to the second CALLS Hub webinar. There was a good Q&A session from participants at the end of the event, asking specific and general questions about the research and the LSs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://calls.ac.uk/output-entry/an-introduction-to-the-uk-census-based-longitudinal-studies-2/
 
Description CALLS Hub (BSPS 2014 presentation) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Four conference sessions co-organised and chaired by CALLS staff disseminating evidence of research findings from the linkage of 2011 census data. This included examplars from NILS, the SLS and the LS. This illustrated the wide scope of longitudinal research in the UK and potential methodological advances that were being achieved

Increase in web traffic and number of Twitter followers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://calls.ac.uk/output-entry/calls-hub/
 
Description CALLS Hub (Cox, DRTN "Training the Trainers" webinar) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact All ESRC investments who are part of the Data Resource Training Network gave brief presentations during this webinar. The audience were trainers from the major investments (eg UKData Service) and trainers from DTCs, and the purpose was to give them training and information about our investments so that they in turn will be able to present the slides at DTC and similar training events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CALLS Hub Poster, BSPS Annual Conference, University of Leeds, 7th-8th Sep 2015 (Allan Findlay in attendance) 
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 Several activities were used to enhance awareness and use of ESRC's longitudinal datasets. A poster paper advertise the functions of CALLS Hub alongside posters by the ONS LS team. Leaflets were distributed and delegates at the conference were made aware of the new synthetic data now available to explore longitudinal materials.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CALLS Hub UK Longitudinal Studies Roadshow, Bristol 
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 Approx 18 people (primarily postgraduate students) attended our third Roadshow event. Research example presentations were followed by talks introducing the ONS LS, NILS and SLS. At least one new ONS LS project was developed following the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://calls.ac.uk/2015/11/27/uk-ls-roadshows-bristol-presentations-now-available/
 
Description CALLS Hub UK Longitudinal Studies Roadshow, Glasgow 
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 25 Postgrads, Academics and Local Govt researchers attended the second Roadshow event. Research example presentations were followed by introductory talks about the ONS LS, NILS and SLS datasets. The presentations were extremely well received, and there were many followup discussions after the session had finished.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://calls.ac.uk/2015/11/06/uk-ls-roadshow-2015-scottish-event-presentations-available-to-download...
 
Description CALLS Hub UK Longitudinal Studies Roadshow, Univ of Aberdeen 
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 27 Academics, postgrads, researchers and NHS staff attended our first Roadshow event in Aberdeen. Research example presentations were followed by introductory talks on the ONS LS, NILS and SLS datasets and the work of CALLS Hub. Many of the audience were completely new to the data and there was a great deal of interest and discussion about the possibilities the data offer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://calls.ac.uk/2015/11/06/uk-ls-roadshow-2015-scottish-event-presentations-available-to-download...
 
Description CALLS Hub activity report, Population and Health Cluster meeting, 29th Feb 2016 
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 brief report of CALLS Hub and longitudinal studies research opportunities. The audience was dominantly postgraduates, but also included international visitors and a Scottish Government representative
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CALLS Hub and the SPiNe (NILS linkage launch) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description CALLS Hub and the UK context (SLS Linkage Launch event) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Dramatic spike in web traffic immediately following talk, new Twitter followers. Google analytics showed particular interest in the page about using eDatashield to combine more than one LS in research.

Approached by senior member of ADS requesting advice on setting up similar services for themselves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description CALLS Hub: an overview (DGSD Away Day) 
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 Discussion about how CALLS Hub can add to the Dept's future REF rating

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://calls.ac.uk/output-entry/calls-hub-an-overview-2/
 
Description CALLS Hub: an overview (Pop Health Group Away Day) 
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 Talk sparked a lot of interest and discussion about CALLS and our potential role in the Dept's Population Health Group

Several people learned about CALLS for the first time and were impressed by our activities. Increased discussion and consideration around the importance and role of CALLS in the research group and wider department.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://calls.ac.uk/output-entry/calls-hub-an-overview/
 
Description Census and Administrative data LongitudinaL Studies Hub (CALLS Hub) Poster BSPS 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact There was great interest in the poster(s), and delegates commented that it gave them a new realisation of the way the LSs and CALLS are now working much closer together. The Prezi about CALLS (linked to from the poster) was viewed over 60 times on the day of the poster session.

Generally enhanced awareness about our work. Increased traffic to website, new Twitter followers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://calls.ac.uk/output-entry/the-census-administrative-data-longitudinal-studies-hub-calls-hub/
 
Description Census and Administrative data LongitudinaL Studies Hub (CALLS Hub) Poster BSPS 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Discussion with delegates about CALLS and the LSs

increased website traffic, new Twitter followers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://calls.ac.uk/output-entry/calls-hub/
 
Description Census and Administrative data LongitudinaL Studies Hub (Poster, SLS Linkage Launch event) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The poster was on display during coffee break and registration along with information posters about the other LSs.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description DRTN 'Supervising Quantitative Research Degrees' event (Duke-Williams, 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 Data Resource Training Network event aimed at academics who are new to supervising students undertaking quantitative research degrees. As part of this Oliver Duke-Williams gave a talk on "Popular data for PhDs, new/useful/exciting data".

A secondary aim of the event was to highlight the potential of the data held in the ONS LS, SLS, NILS and other resources of DRTN members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4250
 
Description Government Economic Service and Government Social Research Service Conference Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Approx 15 people attended the session, asking questions about policy research possible with the LSs

A small number of the attendees expressed interest, and said that they hope to use the ONS LS in the future
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Impact from the LSs (London SPiNe launch) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact After the initial introductory talks, the SPiNe members held a sandbox session to discuss ideas they would like to see explored using data from one or more of the LSs.

There was great enthusiasm amongst the SPiNe members about the possibilities of using the LSs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://calls.ac.uk/output-entry/impact-from-the-lss/
 
Description Introducing the three LSs (Edinburgh SPiNe launch) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact After the initial introductory talks, the SPiNe members held a sandbox session to discuss ideas they would like to see explored using data from one or more of the LSs.

There was great enthusiasm amongst the SPiNe members about the possibilities of using the LSs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://calls.ac.uk/output-entry/introducing-the-three-lss/
 
Description Introducing the three LSs (London SPiNe launch) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact After the initial introductory talks, the SPiNe members held a sandbox session to discuss ideas they would like to see explored using data from one or more of the LSs.

There was great enthusiasm amongst the SPiNe members about the possibilities of using the LSs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://calls.ac.uk/output-entry/introducing-the-3-lss/
 
Description Introduction to CALLS Hub and the SPiNe (Edinburgh SPiNe launch) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact After the initial introductory talks, the SPiNe members held a sandbox session to discuss ideas they would like to see explored using data from one or more of the LSs.

There was great enthusiasm amongst the SPiNe members about the possibilities of using the LSs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://calls.ac.uk/output-entry/introduction-to-calls-hub-and-the-spine/
 
Description Introduction to CALLS and to SPiNe (London SPiNe launch) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact After the initial introductory talks, the SPiNe members held a sandbox session to discuss ideas they would like to see explored using data from one or more of the LSs.

There was great enthusiasm amongst the SPiNe members about the possibilities of using the LSs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://calls.ac.uk/output-entry/introduction-to-calls-and-to-spine/
 
Description Introduction to Census-based Longitudinal Studies (Findlay, Aberdeen) 
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 Presentation at Roadshow event, introducing the 3 UK Census-based Longitudinal Studies and their potential. There was a lot of interest in finding out more following the presentations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://calls.ac.uk/output-entry/introduction-to-census-based-longitudinal-studies/
 
Description Introduction to Census-based Longitudinal Studies (Findlay, Bristol) 
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 Presentation at Roadshow event, introducing the 3 UK Census-based Longitudinal Studies and their potential. There was a lot of interest in finding out more following the presentations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://calls.ac.uk/output-entry/introduction-to-census-based-longitudinal-studies-3/
 
Description Introduction to Census-based Longitudinal Studies (Findlay, Glasgow) 
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 Presentation at Roadshow event, introducing the 3 UK Census-based Longitudinal Studies and their potential. There was a lot of interest in finding out more following the presentations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://calls.ac.uk/output-entry/introduction-to-census-based-longitudinal-studies-2/
 
Description Joint hands-on training session for the three UK Census Longitudinal Studies BSPS 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Joint user information/training session co-ordinated by CALLS Hub to academics, government representatives and practitioners. Presentations were given about the LSs and how to apply to use them, and participants were then free to explore online information and get support to complete application forms.

Interest was generated in applying to use the LSs for research. It is not possible to say whether this led directly to projects, but this is likely.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Longitudinal Studies and Impact (Findlay, A.; NILS-RSU Impact Event 2015) 
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 Presentation as part of the NILS-RSU Impact Event, 15 October 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://calls.ac.uk/output-entry/longitudinal-studies-and-impact/
 
Description New LS Developments and Official Announcement of CALLS Hub 
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 An introductory talk to recent developments in the UK Longitudinal Studies, including eDatashield, extending the studies back in time and broadening the scope of the LSs through linkages. The talk also formed the official launch announcement of the Census & Administrative data LongitudinaL Studies Hub Part of the UK LS 2011 Census Linkage Launch Event.

Part of the UK LS 2011 Census Linkage Launch Event - led to increased awareness of CALLS and our role, increased interest and awareness of the possibilites of using more than one LS for research using eDatashield methodology. Since the event we have several projects at various stages which are or intend to use eDatashield.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://calls.ac.uk/2014/03/17/uk-ls-census-linkage-launch-event-slides-and-handouts/
 
Description Potential developments and data linkages in the LSs (London SPiNe launch) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact After the initial introductory talks, the SPiNe members held a sandbox session to discuss ideas they would like to see explored using data from one or more of the LSs.

There was great enthusiasm amongst the SPiNe members about the possibilities of using the LSs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://calls.ac.uk/output-entry/potential-developments-and-data-linkages-in-the-lss/
 
Description Presentation at CALLS Hub roadshow in Cardiff - 'Data sources within the UK LSs' 
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 Part of the CALLS Hub Roadshow series. This talk took place at the Cardiff Roadshow, 18 March 2016. A wide variety of attendees from Govt, policy, third sector and academia (both academics and students) attended to find out more about the Longitudinal Studies and our work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://calls.ac.uk/output-entry/data-sources-within-the-uk-lss-4/
 
Description Presentation at CALLS Hub roadshow in Cardiff - 'Introduction to Census-based Longitudinal Studies' 
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 Introduction to the structure of the Longitudinal Studies, the data they contain, their potential and how they may be accessed. The audience included representatives from government, policy, private sector, third sector, postgraduates and academics. All found the day extremely interesting, informative and useful for their work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://calls.ac.uk/output-entry/introduction-to-census-based-longitudinal-studies-4/
 
Description Presentation at NILS-RSU impact event - 'Longitudinal Studies and Impact' 
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 Presentation about producing impact using the UK Longitudinal Studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://calls.ac.uk/output-entry/longitudinal-studies-and-impact/
 
Description Presentation at Scottish Longitudinal Study Linkage Launch Event, Edinburgh Nov 2014 - 'CALLS Hub and the UK Context' 
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 Presentation about the project to audience of Govt, policy and academics at SLS Linkage Launch Event. Awareness raised, requests for further information followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://calls.ac.uk/output-entry/calls-hub-and-the-uk-context/
 
Description Reception sponsored by CALLS Hub, Census Conference, Cathie Marsh July 2015 
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 CALLS Hub sponsored a reception at the Census Conference in July 2015, and distributed information (via leaflets, posters and personal discussion) about the LSs to delegates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://census.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/2015-census-conference/census-conference-programm...
 
Description Science and Policy Network (SPiNe) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact The SPiNe has been set up by CALLS Hub to serve as a direct pathway between policy, think tank and third sector organisations and the evidence potential of the UK Longitudinal Studies. This is on ongoing venture.

(see separate entries for specific SPiNe-related events).

The Network was officially launched in London on 7th March 2014, with a second launch in Scotland in April 2014. At launch there were a total of 26 members. We are working to produce information for the SPiNe members on a first set of topics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://calls.ac.uk/about/spine/
 
Description Science and Policy Network (SPiNe) launch, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Launch event for the CALLS Hub Science & Policy Network (SPiNe). 13 representatives of Govt depts (England, NI, Wales), Think Tanks, Research Groups and Local Govt attended the launch of our Network. Members of the CALLS team, the directors of the LS RSUs and a guest (Prof Emily Grundy), introduced the UK Longitudinal Studies and their potential in the morning session. After lunch the Network members took part in sandbox sessions to discuss and propose a list of research topics they felt the data might be able to contribute to.

Information about the LSs was disseminated at a high level within the organisations represented on the SPiNe - including senior figures from the NI Assembly, Welsh Assembly, Govt Depts such as DWP and various Think Tanks. There was enthusiasm for the potential of the datasets, and members are keen to use our data in their work (directly helping to shape and influence policy and practice recommendations).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://calls.ac.uk/about/spine/
 
Description Talk at St Andrews Dept of Geography & Geosciences Away Day: 'CALLS Hub : an overview' 
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 A talk about the work of CALLS Hub was given to the wider department at an away day event, as an example of impact activities taking part. Discussion of impact potential followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://calls.ac.uk/output-entry/calls-hub-an-overview-2/
 
Description Talk at St Andrews Population Health Research Group Away Day - 'CALLS Hub: an overview' 
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 A presentation to the Population Health Research Group at an away day event. An introduction was given to share with the group the work that CALLS Hub have been doing to date. Discussion of how the project might fit into the Research Group's contributions to the wider Dept followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://calls.ac.uk/output-entry/calls-hub-an-overview/
 
Description UK LS 2011 Census Linkage Launch Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact CALLS Hub organised a launch event to showcase new 2011 Census data being linked in to the ONS LS, SLS and NILS datasets. The day included an introduction by Prof Paul Boyle, an official announcement of the data by Sir Andrew Dilnot, and examples of beta-testing research which had been carried out using the new data.

The morning session was for an audience of invited VIP guests, from the worlds of policy and academia. The afternoon session was much larger and with a more technical focus, and was open to anyone, though aimed primarily at academics and potential users of the datasets.



This was organised by CALLS on behalf of ONS, NISRA, NRS and the LS Research Support Units

The event greatly increased awareness of the new data being added to the ONS LS, as well as introducing the audiences to the SLS, NILS and CALLS Hub. ONS LS saw increased applications for the new data, and CALLS Hub saw a rise in interest both in ourselves and in the possibility of using eDatashield to combine LSs in their analyses. Several new projects have begun, using CALLS as intermediary for joint analyses. Traffic to the CALLS Hub website was greatly increased as a result of the event,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://calls.ac.uk/2014/03/17/uk-ls-census-linkage-launch-event-slides-and-handouts/
 
Description Webinar - Using the Longitudinal Studies for research on health inequalities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This webinar was intended to introduce researchers to some of the key ways in which the LSs can be used to explore health inequalities. The talk involved presentations from academics across the UK as well as the CALLS Hub team. We recieved positive feedback from those who attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://calls.ac.uk/guides-resources/thematic-guides-webinars/