2022 Conference

6 December 2021

Crowd is a new online community space specifically designed for the field of Population Data Science. By creating a central space that is freely available and accessible to everyone, this exceptional and diverse international community can now permanently come together for the very first time. The platform exists to support the Population Data Science community, encourage engagement with the work of your peers, and help you to connect with one another. By signing up you will be part of a vibrant, growing online community with a wealth of resources and up-to-date information.

Crowd is also the official platform for next year’s International Population Data Linkage Network Conference. Those interested in attending the 2022 IPDLN Conference, which will be held in Edinburgh from the 7-9 of September, must sign up to the Crowd Platform to register their interest in the conference and to receive all future updates. We will contact you shortly once Crowd goes live, and we look forward to seeing and chatting with you on the app!


19 July 2021

The next International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) Conference will take place in Edinburgh, United Kingdom from the 7-9 September 2022, directed by ADR UK (Administrative Data Research UK). The event will be an opportunity to hear about innovative data linkage research from across the globe; take part in stimulating workshops; and network with like-minded experts within the field of population data linkage.

We hope to welcome you to Edinburgh in person for the event. IPDLN members will be the first to hear when the theme of the conference are confirmed.



Executive Committee for the 2021-22 IPDLN Conference


  • Emma Gordon – IPDLN Co-Director, Committee Co-Chair & Director, ADR UK
  • Chris Dibben - IPDLN Co-Director, Committee Co-Chair & Co-Director, ADR Scotland
  • Dennis Culhane –Member & Professor of Social Policy, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
  • Ruth Gilbert –Member & Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, University College London (UK)
  • Kerina Jones – IJPDS Editor, Ex-Officio & Professor of Population Data Science, Swansea University (UK)
  • Kim McGrail – Member & Professor of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia (Canada)
  • Rachael Moorin –Member & Professor of Population Health, Curtin University (Australia)
  • Rainer Schnell –Member & Chair for Empirical Social Research, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)
  • Merran Smith – immediate past Director , Chief Executive, Population Health Research Network (Australia)


Find out more about the IPDLN Executive Committee and Terms of Reference.