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Data Sharing and Linkage Service (DSLS)

Following consultation in 2012 on the aims, benefits and challenges to data linking, a new Scotland-wide Data Sharing and Linkage Service (DSLS) is being developed.
Operating within the Scottish Government Data Linkage Framework under the direction of a new Governing Board, the DSLS will be delivered through collaboration between NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) and National Records of Scotland (NRS).
A technical consultation on the design of a proposed data sharing and linkage service was conducted during April and May 2013. The results of this technical consultation are now available.
Note: The following paper has been produced by outside parties. It has technical data that is not always possible to explain in plain English.

Analysis of responses to the Technical Consultation on the design of Data Sharing and Linking Service (Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) 625 Kb) 

The Population Estimates Comparison Project in NRS has been run with support from DSLS and has produced the following report on barriers to data sharing.

Population Estimates Comparison Project: Methods used to address barriers to data sharing (PDF 71 Kb)

If you have any questions regarding Data Sharing and Linkage Service or would like further information, please contact Gerry Donnelly, DSLS Programme Manager

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