Here you can find all our documents about Simulacrum, what’s in it and how to use it, alongside publications by Simulacrum users.


User guidance 

Data dictionaries 

Simulacrum methodology 

  • Generating the Simulacrum: A methodology overview is a white paper describing how Simulacrum was made. This was written by Lora Frayling, Data Scientist, Health Data Insight.
  • Lora Frayling speaking at the HDR UK Synthetic Data Special Interest Group, December 2020. (Video opens in a new window).

Publications by Simulacrum users

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