The Administrative Data Liaison Service (ADLS) will be running the ESRC Safe Researcher training course again this year. The course has been updated and will be of particular use and benefit to researchers and other interested parties who are interested in using administrative data for research. The course covers:
An introduction to administrative data in the UK.
Responsibilities of a researcher (legal guidance).
Creating safe settings and data security.
Good practice in the analysis of administrative datasets.
Understanding statistical disclosure and avoiding disclosure outputs.
Guidance to make administrative data applications.
The course has been endorsed by the Information Commissioner’s Office and the major administrative data holding government departments in the UK.
The course will take place on Friday the 27th April 2012 at the Medical Research Council, London. The cost is subsidised by the ESRC and costs £45 including lunch. Some funding maybe available for travel costs for students or the unwaged who might otherwise be unable to attend.
There are only 24 places available so if you wished to attend it would be advisable to book sooner rather than later based on demand for previous courses. Further information and booking details are available to download from:
For further information about the training please contact Darren Lightfoot, ADLS Manager at ADLS @st-andrews.ac.uk