Guides for cohort data in dementia research
Our guides for using cohort data in dementia research help you get the most out of the DPUK Data Portal. They support researchers at all stages of study development. Whether you are just exploring or ready to apply for data, you can find a guide to support you.
Use big data in dementia research
If you are new to working with complex data, our big data and synthetic dataset guides are a great place to start. The big data guide offers tips for less-experienced researchers. Covering general advice for data preparation and cleaning, it also suggests general data processing and analysis guidance.
The DPUK synthetic dataset is invented data in the form of a typical DPUK cohort. Do you want to explore the functionality in the Data Portal before you apply for data? The synthetic dataset allows you to do exactly that. Find out more about it in the synthetic dataset guide.
Discover the Data Portal
The Data Portal video guides introduce you to the Data Portal, how it works and how to get started. There are three steps for using cohort data in your study - identifying, accessing and analysing data.
DPUK's Data Portal Manager takes you through step 1. There are a variety of free tools you can use the visualise our cohorts' data. Once you've decided which cohorts you want, then you need to make an application. The access guide explains our single-stage application form. This covers all the cohorts you require. Step 3 is analysis. DPUK's Senior Data Manager walks you through the remote virtual desktop - the secure online environment where you have the compute power and software to analyse your cohorts.
These step-by-step guides for using cohort data in dementia research help you make the most of some of the richest data available today.