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NCRM summer school: Large and Complex Social Surveys – New Horizons

NCRM’s 2024 summer school will take place at the University of Edinburgh between 26 and 28 June. The free event will provide training on the use of new and existing survey data in social science research.

The theme of the summer school will be how survey-based social research can inform the development of policy, practices and service provision, and shape legislation. NCRM will cover costs for accommodation, meals and refreshments.


Recent advances in computing and information technology have expanded the horizons of survey data collection, survey data management and survey data analysis.

This summer school will focus on the emerging opportunities that survey resources offer for social science researchers. A unique element of the event will be showcasing Scottish datasets.

The event will begin at 12:00 on Wednesday, 26 June and close at 13:00 on Friday, 28 June.

Further programme details will be confirmed in the near future. This page will be updated when more details are available.

Apply for a place

This is a fully-funded residential event. It is free to attend and NCRM will cover all costs for attendance, meals and accommodation.

To apply for a place, please complete our application form. There are 30 places available. Only successful applicants will be offered a place.

Apply for a place at the summer school

Participants will be provided with the following:

  • Accommodation (26 and 27 June)
  • Breakfast (27 and 28 June)
  • Lunch (26, 27 and 28 June)
  • Dinner (26 and 27 June)

Please note: travel is not included.


The event will take place at Pollock Halls at the University of Edinburgh. The address is:

18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY

Find out more about the venue

Key dates

  • Applications open: 19 February
  • Applications close: 12 April
  • Outcome of application: 6 May
  • Acceptance of place by 20 May
  • Event dates: 26-28 June

Further information

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Marshall: l.marshall@ed.ac.uk