NILS-RSU: Continuation 2012-2017

Lead Research Organisation: Queen's University of Belfast
Department Name: Sch of Natural and Built Environment

Abstract

The Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study (NILS) was established in 2006 and - because of its high sampling fraction, its ability to link with strategic non-standard health data, and its companion Mortality Study - is a resource unique in the UK. Its initial development was funded by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) and the Health and Social Care Research and Development Division of the Public Health Agency (HSC R&D Division). It is currently used to examine issues such as migration, fertility and health. However, its power will increase with the imminent 2001-2011 Census link which will allow analysis of socio-economic and demographic transitions when the data is released in 2013. The NILS Research Support Unit (RSU) has been funded by the ESRC since 2009 with one staff member funded by the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM), specifically to develop usage more directly inclusive of policy concerns. The core RSU remit is to maintain a 'safe setting', to support users from project design through application and approval to data extraction, analysis and final output, and to promote the research and policy use of the NILS. The development of the NILS is overseen by a steering group that includes funders, data suppliers and users. Project approval is overseen by a Research Approvals Group (RAG) which includes data suppliers and funders.

This RSU funding proposal (2012-2017) further develops this core remit. For the foreseeable future the usual user access methods (which includes supported 'remote' access) will utilise the safe setting so core support provision (noted above) will remain key functions managed from this office, as will the provision of working papers, metadata and other guidance. Existing consultation with users to agree service standards and streamlined application procedure will continue, and the aim of boosting service efficiency through online booking will be pursued. It is anticipated that user demand will grow when the linked data become available and planning is underway to get better facilities, equipment and more support officers to meet this. Promotion of the NILS via the 2001-2011 link through a research plan involving the policy community is significant in the bid in the medium term until 2015, and it is planned that the strong policy emphasis of the NILS will be taken forward and expanded.

The proposal acknowledges fully the need to move beyond core business both to develop the NILS and to respond to a fast-changing external environment. It does this in several ways, including longer term plans taking the Unit to 2017. Some of these are aspirational and some are already in train. It seeks to contribute to the proposed UK LS Hub, and together with other LS support units (LS SUs), and other ESRC investments, to create economies of scale in training, promotion, advocacy and impact. The harmonisation of access, procedures, publicity and websites is part of this agenda as is the pooling of expertise between the LS SUs to deal with user queries. It also contributes to data sharing agendas by proposing a synthetic NILS database which can be shared and accessed remotely to improve the user experience and by exploring methodologies such as 'Datashield' technology for cross-LS analysis. These developments will benefit users, as will an exploration aimed at how remote user access to the NILS, avoiding the need to visit the safe setting, can be made safe and acceptable. The proposal also aims to contribute to wider agendas such as 'Beyond 2011' through research using the NILS (for example assessing the accuracy of address information); through working with users and data suppliers to encourage further exemplar data linkage; and by assessing how modelling might 'fill the gaps' in the NILS. The implications of a non-census future are considered along with the aspiration that the NILS-RSU could become the access point for linked official data by 2015.

Planned Impact

Impact on policy and outreach to research audiences have been part of the NILS-RSU remit since its inception. As part of the project design process users must include comments on both potential dissemination groups and implications for policy. The NILS Research Approvals Group (RAG) approval of projects takes account of these aspects. This is because the NILS receives funding from the NI Executive (and they also support an RSU support officer) and this ensures an emphasis on policy and, more generally, the NILS relationship with government. Where possible, projects are planned to impact with policymakers and the public. Examples include research on: suicide in NI; religion and health outcomes (both O'Reilly & Rosato); breast screening (Kinnear et al); fertility (McGregor & McKee); dental activity (Telford); antibiotic prescribing patterns (Johnston & Rosato); accuracy of address information from the healthcare system (Barr & Shuttleworth); and migration and residential segregation (Shuttleworth, Barr & Gould). The RSU produces Research Briefs (summarising published NILS research) and this helps maintain the relationship with government. The forthcoming challenge is to deepen this impact by increasing the range and quality of NILS projects and reaching out to new audiences.

The proposal plans to do this in four main ways.
Firstly, a programme of research developed around the 2001-2011 Census Link. This is loosely organised around the NI '2011 Programme for Government' and includes current (or prospective) research audiences from government, the NI Assembly, other public bodies and the voluntary sector. It involves building relationships with the academic research community and other research bodies. As part of this, it is planned (with support from funders) to raise the profile by using beta testing projects for the NILS 2001-2011 Census link to engage with experienced and early career researchers and produce a landmark edited book - 'NI in Transition 2001-2011'. This will both generate impact and broaden the user base.

Secondly, in cooperation with other LS SUs, to improve the NILS profile both internationally and in the UK. This will be done by creating a stronger web presence and joint promotion of the value of the databases. This should also facilitate an expansion of collaborative research between NI and non-NI based researchers.

Thirdly, the RSU will work to increase NILS impact by making the project specification process more easily managed, to enhance facilities for 'remote' access to NILS data, and to extend data linkages to the NILS. To this end, we see the creation of synthetic NILS datasets to assist researchers to develop analyses, and the exploration of data sharing via secure technologies, as longer-term mechanisms for increasing impact. Likewise, increased coverage and data linkage is part of the long-term strategic vision. A particular feature of the NILS is the linkage of non-standard administrative datasets, allowing Distinct Linkage Projects (DLPs) to be undertaken. Examples of these (some noted above) include breast screening data, dental activity data, electronically captured prescription data, and GP Practice level data. These mean that the RSU is developing expertise in the linkage of administrative data, something likely to increase in strategic importance after the 2001-2011 link. This expertise can be pooled with other the UK LS and also with all UK statistical agencies as well as the UKDS.

Finally, the NILS-RSU is committed to partnership with users and other organisations in NI, and sees this as a key way to increase the impact of the NILS and its research. An example of this is the contribution made to the planning and organisation of a one-day conference to be held in May 2012 on 'Beyond the 2011 Census' which draws in international speakers as well as the UK statistical agency. Continuing such activity is very much part of RSU forward planning.

Publications

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Description A statistical outline of the projects supported, outputs produced, RSU bookings, and researcher numbers is a useful starting place. As of August 1st 2017, 99 projects had either been completed or were in progress (32 being currently active), counting from August 1st 2012. Indeed, over the full ten-year history of the NILS well over 100 projects have been supported by the RSU. The five-year period that is the focus of the analysis saw 73 distinct researchers use the NILS and 4,219 bookings were made to work in the secure environment. Numbers of bookings have grown year-on-year but with particular activity after the linkage of the 2011 Census to the NILS and then after the addition of other Censuses. There has also been a considerable quantity and variety of outputs cleared by the RSU since August 2012. 1,372 requests for intermediate outputs - outputs than can be shared within the project team but not otherwise made public - were made and 3,690 files cleared and there were 346 final outputs cleared - output such as articles or presentations that can be shared with the public. Of these 346, there were 108 presentations, 99 articles or presentations, 65 abstracts, and 17 posters. Reflecting the expanding use of the NILS by postgraduate and undergraduate students it was also encouraging to see 16 postgraduate theses and one undergraduate dissertation between 2012 and 2017. These summary statistics give some idea of the achievements of the NILS and the activities that it has supported but they are not the full story. The last five years has seen a number of NILS developments undertaken by the RSU along with its NISRA partners. One highlight has been the addition of more data to the NILS. The first part of this activity was to link the 2011 Census to the NILS and then to test this linkage via a series of RSU-supported Beta Test projects. This was done in 2013-14 and involved briefing sessions for researchers, support for these researchers in the secure environment, and then contributions to Northern Ireland and UK Beta Test workshops. The second part of this strand was to obtain ESRC funding for NISRA to link the 1991 Census to the NILS. This was done so efficiently that there were sufficient funds left to make a link to the 1981 Census and also to extend the temporal range of vital statistics such as births (in this case, back to 1974). The research power and potential of the NILS has thus increased greatly since 2012 - at present there are links to the 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011 Censuses, with address-changing information from 2001, plus vital event linkages. Additionally, environmental information has latterly been added to the NILS. Secondly, four PhD studentships on the theme of 'Northern Ireland in Transition' have arisen from university support of the current award with these students at various stages but all moving satisfactorily towards submission. This has been an important element of capacity building. Thirdly, the RSU has worked on its own but also with the NILS User Forum to organise capacity-building events for current or prospective NILS researchers. These have ranged from informal 'brown-bag' seminars to formal training events to help users learn about techniques such as multi-level modelling, new data products such as synthetic data, or to develop their expertise in STATA and R. There have usually been at least one of these events per year with participants from academia and government at varying levels of expertise and seniority. Fourthly, the RSU has engaged in outreach and the promotion of impact. It has taken part in the Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series (KESS), sponsored by the Northern Ireland Assembly, QUB, the University of Ulster, and the Open University, and this has meant the preparation of a presentation (then video recorded and made available on the internet) and a summary paper. These contributions have ranged from caregiving, through migration, to national identity and religion. The RSU also sponsored and organised an 'impact day' (attended by around 50 people) in October 2015 which brought together NILS researchers, policymakers, and research funders such as the ESRC to discuss the difficult and contested nature of impact and the best ways in which to overcome the barriers to impact. The RSU in December 2016 also arranged a landmark day to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the NILS, looking back over what had been achieved during the last decade and looking forward to what might be done in the future. This was attended by the Chief Executive of the ESRC, senior civil servants, NILS researchers, and members of other UK LS teams.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Policy & public services

 
Description 2011 Census Data Link to the LSs: The Potential for Policy and Influence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Developed awareness of the research resources available

The NILS-RSU had further requests for data and engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description A Political Geography of Negativity towards Eastern European and Minority Ethnic Immigrants in Northern Ireland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a talk to the Trans-Atlantic Rural Research Network conference involving US and UK academics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description An Introduction to the NILS and NIMS Presented at the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a follow-up presentation on the NILS and the NIMS to the Northern Ireland voluntary sector. It was designed to encourage research through awareness of these data resources.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description An introduction to the new Census 2011 data. UK LS Census Linkage Launch Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event, held at Church House, Westminster, on March 6th 2014 was the UK launch of the 2011 Census data link to all the UK longitudinal studies. It was designed to increase awareness of the data by publicising the linkage to the academic and policy communities, and it was organised in cooperation with the Scottish and England & Wales Longitudinal Studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description British Gerontology Conference at the University of Southampton (Presentation) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The NILS was also promoted with poster and paper presentations at the British Gerontology Conference at the University of Southampton from 1st-3rd July 2015. The aim was to promote the NILS to a new research constituency.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CALLS Hub Webinar, Health Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr S Doebler contributed to the CALLS webinar series with information on health research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://calls.ac.uk/guides-resources/thematic-guides-webinars/
 
Description Cancer Outcomes Conference (Presentation) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact NILS-RSU took the opportunity to promote the NILS to over 500 delegates at the Cancer Outcomes Conference 2015 which was hosted by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry and took place in the Europa Hotel from 8th-10th June 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Contribution to Cardiff Conference, "Big Data or Big Rubbish? The Contribution of Data Linkage to Social Science" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This meeting was organised by the University of Wales and held in Cardiff on July 12th 2016. It brought together academics and official statisticians with interests in data linkage from the US and the UK for a day discussion of research and data linkage developments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://calls.ac.uk/event-entry/big-data-or-big-rubbish-the-contribution-of-data-linkage-to-social-sc...
 
Description Day Lecture: Modelling Longitudinal Data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The event was attended participants from both Queen's and the University of Ulster and was held in February 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Demographic Analysis of Area, Individual and Longitudinal Data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This workshop was held in December 2014. It was attended by students and staff from both Queens and the University of Ulster and NISRA staff. We had several requests for a continuation, we had to operate a waiting list, as the event was so quickly booked.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Demographic Methods - Analysing Demographic Data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This event helped to build capacity to use the NILS and make full and appropriate use of the data. It enabled users at a beginners level and intermediate level of demographic/statistical knowledge, to generate robust and valid outputs that were publishable. This event benefited students and early career researchers in particular. It was held in January 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ESRC Longitudinal Roadshow - Aberdeen 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The ESRC suggested a series of promotional roadshows following a successful event in Belfast. This longitudinal studies were therefore taken 'on the road' to Scotland to reach regional audiences that had not been reached by national events in the capitals of the constituent countries of the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Health-research using the NILS (DHSSPSNI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was an event held on February 17th 2016 which arose from the NILS Impact Workshop in October 2015. It was a seminar which aimed to present civil servants with information (a) about the NILS and (b) research already done using the NILS to encourage (i) direct use of the NILS and (ii) make links between health policymakers and researchers who have done research using the NILS. A seminar series was one proposal that came out of the session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Information Event at NISRA on "The Honest Broker Service and Its Data" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The event was raised awareness of the Honest Broker Service data and potential possibilities of applying for linkage to the NILS. It was held in February 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Introduction to Multilevel Modeling 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This workshop in November 2014 was designed to introduce current and potential NILS users to multilevel modelling.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description LS Roadshow - Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was part of a series of roadshows to take the longitudinal studies 'on the road' to reach audiences that had not been reached by earlier promotional events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Lecture to MA Sociology class 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The presentation sparked an informed discussion about the NILS amongst post-graduate sociology students

There were some enquiries about possible NILS projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Longitudinal Study Engagement with Policy Stakeholders 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The activity has developed links with policymakers across the UK and has stimulated interest in producing brief user friendly tabular outputs where possible
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Migration and Union Disruption 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This lecture aimed to inspire researchers and highlight what kind of research in the area of migration studies and the study of human relationships could be done with the NILS. It also offered an opportunity to meet a leading US scholar in this field and to get together and network to current and prospective NILS users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Modelling Longitudinal Data (NILS capacity building) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This was a 2-day workshop with an external speaker organised to build capacity in longitudinal methods for current and potential NILS users. It ran in December 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NI Science Festival - What Big Datasets Can Tell Us About Population Change & Health in Northern Ireland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This event is part of the NI Festival of Science. It was held on February 26th and its aim was to open the possibilities offered by administrative and linked data to wider audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description NILS 10th Anniversary Day Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event was intended to celebrate 10 years of the NILS by highlighting significant research that had been undertaken during this time with reference to its impacts. This was held on December 5th 2016 at QUB and brought together researchers, data providers and funders, and audiences for the research. There were mainly Northern Ireland attendees although there were some from GB who came for the day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.youtube.com/user/nisrastats
 
Description NILS Impact Workshop 
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 The NILS Impact Workshop 'Exploring Impact with the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study (NILS)' was on 15th October 2015 with invited speakers from data providers (such as NISRA), funders (such as the ESRC and the HSC R&D) and academics and other researchers. Its aim was to engage critically with the concept of impact, bringing together researchers, policymakers, data providers, and research funders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NILS Promotion - BSPS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The NILS was promoted at the British Society for Population Studies (BSPS) conference in Leeds from 7th-9th September 2015. This was aimed to reach out to the membership of this organisation which encompasses academics and official statisticians.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NILS Promotion - Understanding Society Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The NILS was promoted at the Understanding Society conference at the University of Essex from 21st-23rd July 2015. The purpose of participation was to engage with other ESRC longitudinal data resources.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Northern Ireland Branch of the British Psychological Society 2015 (Promotion) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The RSU gave a presentation on the NILS to delegates attending the Northern Ireland Branch of the British Psychological Society 2015 Annual Conference. This conference took place from 20th-22nd May 2015 in the Armagh City Hotel
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Population and places through time: Grid-square data and the NILS (NICVA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The NILS was promoted to the voluntary sector in Northern Ireland on February 11th 2013 in cooperation with NISRA. The afternoon event was designed to increase awareness of official data, especially from the Census, across the Northern Ireland voluntary sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Religion and National Identity in Northern Ireland: A Longitudinal Perspective 2001-2011, KESS Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was a presentation on NILS-based research in the Northern Ireland Assembly as part of the Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series (KESS) sponsored by the Research and Library Service of the NI Assembly. Its aim was to promote awareness of the NILS and also disseminate research findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/assembly-business/research-and-information-service-raise/knowledge-exch...
 
Description Residential segregation patterns in Northern Ireland and Residential Moves 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presented NILS-based research to the Community Relations Council. It contributed to a discussion on residential segregation and the development of new research relationships and research projects. It was undertaken on 25th January 2013
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Residential segregation patterns in Northern Ireland through time: growing apart or growing together?, KESS, NI Assembly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This presentation gave NILS research findings on segregation to an audience at the Northern Ireland Assembly. As such it was intended to increase awareness of the NILS and shows its research uses, as well as disseminating research findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description SLS Conference, Edinburgh, December 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation was made at an event in Edinburgh to celebrate 10 years of the Scottish Longitudinal Study. This was held in early December 2017. The audience was made up of researchers, statisticians, and Scottish policymakers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Segregation and Mixing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attended by 50 people, positive feedback in general,

Informal advice to the Northern Ireland Office in August 2013, presentation to NI Assembly on segregation in October 2013
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/Documents/RaISe/knowledge_exchange/briefing_papers/shuttleworth100113.p...
 
Description Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) conference (promotion) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The purpose of this presentation was to promote the NILS to a wider user constituency, and to engage with other longitudinal researchers. The conference was held in Dublin from 18th-21st October 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description The 2011 Census and the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study (Presented at the Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This event on January 29th 2013 was to increase awareness of the linkage of the 2011 Census to the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study and to encourage engagement with the data for policy purposes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description The Health and Mental Health of Informal Caregivers in Rural and Urban Northern Ireland (KESS Seminar) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This seminar on care giving at the Northern Ireland Assembly on February 4th 2015 showcased NILS research and was designed to disseminate substantive findings but also to increase awareness of the NILS in the policy and and political communities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/globalassets/documents/raise/knowledge_exchange/presentations/series4/k...
 
Description Transatlantic Rural Research Network (Promotional Event) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The NILS was promoted at the Transatlantic Rural Research Network (TARRN) on the 17th to 21st May 2015. A paper based on NILS research, jointly written by a Queen's academic (Dr Stefanie Doebler) and an academic from Cornell University (Dr Nina Glasgow) was presented. The TARRN meeting comprised c. 30 academics from UK and American Universities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description University of Ulster Promotional Event for the NILS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On the 5th May 2015 the NILS was promoted to an audience of 25 academics at the University of Ulster Magee Campus in Derry/Londonderry. This was a joint event with Dr Siobhan Morgan from the BSO, who presented research opportunities with the BSO data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Webinar - Using the Census Longitudinal Studies for research on internal migration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event was a webinar hosted by the CALLS hub on the use of the census longitudinal studies for migration research. It was held on November 15th 2017 and a record has been kept of it at: https://calls.ac.uk/event-entry/webinar-using-the-census-longitudinal-studies-for-research-on-migration/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://calls.ac.uk/event-entry/webinar-using-the-census-longitudinal-studies-for-research-on-migrat...