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National Records of Scotland (NRS) Indexing Team

National Records of Scotland (NRS) Indexing Team

The NRS Indexing Team is an integral part of the new Scottish Informatics and Linkage Collaboration (SILC). SILC is a Scotland-wide collaboration between NHS National Services Scotland (NSS), academic partners in the Farr Institute, the Administrative Data Research Centre and NRS, which was developed following consultation in 2012 on the aims, benefits and challenges to data linking.

A technical consultation on the design of a proposed Data Sharing and Linkage Service (previous name of SILC) was conducted between April -May 2013. The results of this technical consultation are now available below:

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)

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