UKLS24 Registration now open!

We are pleased to announce the registration for the UK Longitudinal Studies Conference 2024 is now open. Please use this link to register. Note there is separate registration for day 1 and day 2 of the conference and an option to indicate whether you will attend the conference dinner. Please also remember to list any special […]

UKLS2024 – Information on Travel and Accommodation

Getting Here Northern Ireland has three airports, sea crossings from England and Scotland, and a direct rail link from Dublin! For further information on travelling to Northern Ireland please check the Visit Belfast site. Maps and city guides can be downloaded at this link. Where to Stay We are pleased to offer a 10% discount […]

Data-Driven Resilience: Shaping Northern Ireland’s Future Post-Covid.

Although the Covid Recovery Strategy ended in August 2023, the effects of Covid on the population will be felt further into the future. We are holding this event to bring academics, data specialists and policy leads together to consider what research is needed to meet current and anticipated information/evidence needs until the end of the […]

UKLS 2024 Poster Abstracts – EXTENDED!

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: DEADLINE FRIDAY 15th MARCH 2024 (11.59pm) You are invited to submit abstracts for posters for the UKLS conference to be held 16-17 April 2024 in Queen’s University Belfast. Whilst any empirical or conceptual approach is welcome, a submission should use at least one of the three UK longitudinal studies (ONS LS, SLS […]

UK Longitudinal Studies Conference 2024

16-17 April 2024 Queen’s University Belfast We are excited to welcome you to Belfast for the UKLS conference 16-17 April 2024. The full programme will be online shortly, and in the meantime, you can find a provisional outline of the two-day event below. There are dedicated sessions on the impending Census 2021 linkages, an expert […]

Census 2021 Linkage Update


Dear All   We are very excited to be able to share with you at last our plans for the upcoming Census 2021 linkage with the NILS. After much discussion and review, we bring to you a new (and hopefully improved) proposal for a process that differs from that carried out for the 2011 Census […]

Reopening of Secure Environment

Dear All Following on from the easing of restrictions from the NI Executive, NISRA plan on reopening the secure environment to researchers from Monday 28th February 2022. All researchers returning to the secure environment will be expected to adhere to all protocols detailed in the attached guidance.  Please take time to read this guidance carefully. […]

Christmas Closures

The NISRA secure environment will be closing for the Christmas break on the week commencing Monday 20th December.   We plan to reopen on week commencing Monday 10thJanuary 2022. Any booking requests for the week commencing 10th January must be received by RSU by 12 noon on Wednesday 5th January.  In order to book a visit […]