eCRUSADers is back and we want to hear from you

by | Jun 1, 2022

You might have noticed that it has been a while since we were last in touch. That is because we have been extremely busy setting up the new Early Career Researchers Using Scottish Administrative Data (eCRUSADers) website (check it out here) and making plans for exciting future site content. We’ve also created this video to outline what the purpose of eCRUSADers is and how you can get involved in shaping the network:

Video transcript.

We want to hear from you

At the moment, we are seeking contributions to the website from Early Career Researchers (ECRs) who have worked with or are currently working with any kind of administrative data in Scotland. Specifically we would love to hear from you about your research, the datasets you have worked with and your experience overall.

What are the benefits of contributing a Researcher Experience post?

  • It is a great way to get your research out there and share your research outputs.
  • It is helpful to other eCRUSADers who are thinking of or who are working with the same routine data set(s) as you.
  • It will help build up the picture of what working with administrative data in Scotland looks like, enabling us to outline challenges and identify potential solutions.

Does it take long?

No! Typically, our Researcher Experience posts are between 700-1,000 words, but they can be as short or as long as you wish. There are a few bit of essential pieces of information we ask for:

  • Your bio
  • Information on your interactions with administrative data
  • Overview of your research using this data, including any publications
  • The challenges you have faced
  • Any top-tips or advice for fellow eCRUSADers

But, you can feel free to shape your post in any way you see fit. See some previous Researcher Experience posts here.

This sounds great, how can I contribute?

Contributing a post couldn’t be easier. Just send us an email ( or fill in the contact form here. Once we hear from you we will send you the post template and then it’s over to you.

How can I sign up to receive notifications about new eCRUSADers content?

Simply click here to join the crusade!