Data Linkage Researcher Training Course
Data linkage is the process of connecting records that are thought to relate to the same person, place, family or event. It is a valuable tool for researchers because it can enable them to identify patterns in very large sample sizes while protecting people’s privacy.
The Data Linkage Branch, at the Department of Health, has been linking data since 1995 and provided the foundation for many landmark projects.
The Branch now offers a tailored training course for researchers interested in applying for linked data. Both new and experienced researchers can benefit from the half-day course designed to help them make the most of this resource by providing insights into:
- the data linkage process
- the preparation of data
- the datasets available to researchers
- ethical considerations
- the application process
To register email firstname.lastname@example.org by 13 March 2017
Note this course is repeated on March 27.