The Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study (NILS) is a wide-ranging database of people and their major life events, stretching back decades. Census information for 1981 to 2011 is linked with other administrative datasets such as vital events, school data, property information, health card registrations, weather and pollution amongst others.
The data can provide evidence for research into social issues and the evaluation of government policies.
As a result of the recent announcement of restrictions from the Executive on the 14 October, the secure environment will be closed to researchers from Friday 16 October. We will review this again in 4 weeks’ time....Read More
We hope you are all staying safe and well during these times. Now, more than ever, health and social research will be essential to understanding and shaping the economic and societal recovery as we emerge...Read More
In January 2020, 85 delegates from local and central government, the voluntary, community and enterprise sector, academia and other interest groups attended the NILS collaborative symposium, Data-Driven Society: People, Places and Policy in Belfast City...Read More