Challenges for data linkage

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Knowledge exchange workshop

This Knowledge Exchange Workshop (KEW) was held on Tuesday 2nd July 2013 at the University of Essex. The workshop brought together researchers on the three CLOSER data linkage work packages (WPs), relevant cohort representatives and others involved in CLOSER with an interest in data linkage.

The aims of the event were to share ideas across the CLOSER data linkage teams and develop best practices, and to discuss delivery of teaching materials for training on data linkage.

Session 1: Guest lectures

Linkage to spatial pollution data (PDF) – Anna Hansell, Imperial College London

PEARL: Project to Enhance ALSPAC through Record Linkage (PDF) – Andy Boyd, Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), University of Bristol

Session 2: Data linkage work package presentations

WP 5: Linkage to administrative data (PDF) – Lorraine Dearden, Institute of Education and Institute for Fiscal Studies

WP 6: Linkage to geographical data – Chris Dibben, University of St Andrews

WP 7: Linkage to health data (PDF) – Stephanie McFall, Institute for Social & Economic Research, University of Essex