The past 20 months has been an extraordinary time in relation to the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. We have already observed some immediate and short-term consequences, some which will last much longer, and others we may not even know about yet. Therefore, it is an extremely important time to plan research both short- and long-term to explore the range of domains of life which the pandemic has affected.
The Northern Ireland Longitudinal study (NILS) is a wide-ranging administrative database of people living in NI and it could be the perfect tool to study socio-economic changes in the context of Covid-19. This interactive workshop will provide an overview of the readily available data, the topic areas which can be rapidly explored and discuss feasibility of linkage with health data. The event will be of interest to researchers. However, we would also like to invite those with a policy interest, as we are keen to ensure any research arising from the NILS achieves maximum impact and is disseminated to the appropriate departments and organisations.
This event is a collaboration between ARK (www.ark.ac.uk) and NILS Research Support Unit (https://www.nils-rsu.co.uk/).