Workshop: Health and mortality with microdata29 April 2010Belfast

Time: 09.30-16.15
Date: Thursday, 29 April 2010
Venue: Room 313, Peter Froggatt Centre, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN

This workshop will offer an introduction to the services available under the ESRC Census Programme, including the Samples of Anonymised Records (SARs microdata) and the three census-based longitudinal studies (England and Wales; Northern Ireland; and Scotland). There will be some hands-on exercises during the workshop, which will enable participants to explore real data.

SARs data is free of charge for academics and availabe through All not-for-profit organisations, including Local Authorities, Health Authorities, Central Government and charities, can also obtain the SARs data free of charge. Registration for business users of the SARs will cost £1000 + VAT. Non-academics can apply through the website at

There is no charge for this workshop, although participants will have to pay their own travel and accommodation expenses. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

  • 09.30-10.00 Registration and refreshments
  • 10.00-10.15 Welcome and introduction to resources (Dr David Hall,
  • 10.15-10.30 Introduction to the census (Selvino de Kort, University of Manchester)
  • 10.30-11.00 SARs microdata - focussing on health data (Selvino de Kort)
  • 11.00-11.15 Refreshment break
  • 11.15-12.15 SARs microdata: hands-on session
  • 12.15-12.45 Introduction to longitudinal studies (Peteke Feijten, Longitudinal Studies Centre – Scotland)
  • 12.45-13.30 Lunch
  • 13.30-14.00 Studying health and mortality using the UK longitudinal studies (Peteke Feijten)
  • 14.00-14.30 Is caring associated with an increased risk of mortality? (Gemma Catney, NILS-RSU)
  • 14.30-15.15 Ten things you should know about death from the NILS perspective (Dermot O’Reilly, NILS-RSU)
  • 15.15-16.15 Scottish Longitudinal Study: hands-on session
  • 16.15 End