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Cohort Acronym

Cohort type
General population-based cohort


Participant type
No diagnosis

Recruitment Period 1991 - present 
Sample size at start or planned sample size if still recruiting  
Estimated Current Sample Size  
Age at Recruitment >0   
Gender Male and Female 

The Scottish Longitudinal Study (SLS) is a large-scale linkage study created using data from administrative and statistical sources. These include: census data from 1991 onwards; vital events data (births, deaths, marriages); NHS Central Register data (gives information on migration into or out of Scotland); and education data (including Schools Census and SQA data).

Country United Kingdom 
Contact details
Institution name  
Principal Investiator (PI) Professor Chris Dibben 
Contact email [email protected]; PI Email: [email protected]; SLS Project Manager (NRS): [email protected] 
Contact phone number Tel: 0131 314 4310 
Address Scottish Longitudinal Study Development & Support Unit
Ladywell House
Ladywell Rd
EH12 7UR 
Funders (Core support) ESRC, National Records Scotland 

Variables Collected

Brain related measures: N/A
Funtional rating: N/A
Anthropometric: N/A
Physical: Reproductive
Biological samples: N/A
Genotyping: N/A
Brain imaging: N/A
Brain banking: N/A
Lifestyle: N/A
Socio-economic: Education, Ethnic group, Family circumstances, Housing and accommodation, Income and finances, Informal support, Marital status, Occupation and employment, Unpaid care
Health service utilisation: Formal health and social care service utilisation including private care
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