On Wednesday 4th May 2016 the ‘Active Schools, Active Communities’ research cluster held a very successful seminar on publicly available datasets in Ireland. Chaired by Elaine Murtagh (MIC) and Sarahjane Belton (DCU), the seminar provided an overview of the main data archives in Ireland along with details of several large studies containing data relating to physical activity, physical education, sport and health.
LtoR: Jenny O'Neill (UCD), Jane Gray (NUIM), Amanda Quail (GUI) and Elaine Murtagh (MIC)
During the first session Jenny O’Neill (UCD) gave an overview of the Irish Social Science Data Archive (www.issda.ie). Subsequently Dr Jane Gray (NUIM) spoke about the range of studies available through the Irish Qualitative Data Archive (www.maynoothuniversity.ie/iqda) and the Digital Repository of Ireland (https://repository.dri.ie). Amanda Quail (Research Fellow with Growing Up in Ireland) then presented details of the three waves of Growing Up in Ireland: The National Longitudinal Study of Children in Ireland (www.esri.ie/growing-up-in-ireland).
The 2nd session provided “tips and tricks from those working with the data” from the following speakers:
- Orna Donoghue (TCD): The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (www.tilda.ie)
- Marie Murphy (UU): Sport and Physical Activity Survey / Student Activity and Sport Ireland Survey
- Miriam Owens (Department of Health): Healthy Ireland Survey (www.healthyireland.ie)
- Brian Merriman (MCCP - The Planning Agency): Growing Up in Ireland qualitative data (www.maynoothuniversity.ie/iqda/collections/growing-ireland-wave-1-9-years)
The presentations by the speakers can be viewed by clinking on the links below.