If your research is studying cohorts with particular characteristics or conditions, then SAIL Databank has longitudinal data that is available for you to tap into to support your research hypothesis. SAIL Databank has captured the individual records of an entire population spanning between 10 and 20 years.
Cross-cohort comparisons whereby Welsh data is compared with data from another country to identify similarities or differences between populations or groups is a great way of using SAIL Data. It offers a valuable resource as a benchmark control group for your data linkage study.
So whether your research is retrospective or prospective, SAIL Data minimises the considerable expense and time associated with collecting longitudinal data for observational cohort studies. It also minimises attrition rates typically connected with long term data collection.
Published cohort studies using SAIL:
- Does frequent residential mobility in early years affect the uptake and timeliness of routine immunisations? An anonymised cohort study
- Cohort Profile: Growing Up in Wales: The Environments for Healthy Living study. International Journal of Epidemiology
- Asthma medication prescribing before, during and after pregnancy: a study in seven European regions 2016