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This event, organised by the Jean Golding Institute at the University of Bristol, will showcase a range of secondary data sources available and will cover how researchers have used secondary data to impact on policy and practice.

About the workshop

Existing research and administrative data sources provide opportunities for researchers to investigate and address society’s most pressing challenges. Researchers in the UK have access to a very strong data infrastructure to support such research.

This event will:

  • showcase how secondary data sources have been used by researchers and the impact of those research studies
  • highlight some of the quantitative and qualitative datasets available for analyses
  • provide information on new analytical methodologies, funding opportunities and data access conditions.

It will also be a great opportunity to meet other like-minded colleagues to explore new collaborative partnerships.

Programme outline

The day will include presentations from:

  • UK Data Service
  • Office for National Statistics
  • CLOSER (Cohort & Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources), UCL Institute for Education
  • Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) team, University of Bristol
  • Centre for Multilevel Modelling, University of Bristol
  • And presentations on research studies and their impact covering a range of subjects including social policy, economics, epidemiology and health sciences.


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This event is organised as an output from ESRC research grant ES/K008587/1 led by Dinithi Wijedasa, Hadley Centre for Adoption and Foster Care Studies, School for Policy Studies in collaboration with the Jean Golding Institute, University of Bristol.