Data Portal support
We offer researchers community support, and free technical training on how to use the Data Portal's virtual desktop, including bespoke help with data applications.
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Data Portal user guides
A helping hand for your data application
Mark Newbury is part of DPUK's data administration team, based at the Data Science Unit in Swansea University. When you work on your data application for any of the DPUK cohorts, it's Mark who's first on hand to advise on datasets and variable choices for your project.
Peer support – join the Data Portal user group
The Data Portal user group will be an open group of scientists who are either conducting research in the Data Portal or who are exploring the idea. In an informal online space, researchers connect with others doing similar work, share scripts and gain useful tips for working in the Data Portal. DPUK's technical experts are also part of this group. No question or query is too small! Here we are learning from each other's experience.
Dates for your diary
Westminster Health Forum policy conference: Improving dementia outcomes in England – research, personalised care and health and social care integration
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
DPUK Director, John Gallacher, will be speaking alongside delegates from senior government, health policymaking organisations, NHS representatives and patient groups at the Westminster Health Forum policy conference. Speakers will address the priorities for improving outcomes for those with dementia and ensuring early intervention.
Thursday, 13 February 2020 to Friday, 14 February 2020
Healthy ageing is a two-day conference held by the Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences' FORUM. The UK Government has set the Grand Challenge of achieving five extra years of healthy older age by 2035, but achieving this will be reliant on innovations in research and health and social care systems that benefit people of all ages and backgrounds. DPUK researcher, Ian Deary, is one of the organisers of this event.