Government departments and agencies hold information about people which they use for routine administrative purposes. From time to time, we add information from these routine administrative records to the information you have given us as part of the study. We only do this if we have permission from you.
As part of the Age 50 Survey in 2008 we asked you for your permission to add information from health records held by the NHS and economic records held by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to the information you have given us in our surveys over the years. If you lived with a partner at this time we also asked them for permission to add information from their records.
We also add information which is not about you individually, but is about, for example, the school you went to or the area you live in. At no point will your personal details, such as your name or address, be included in the data made available to researchers. This means it is not possible to identify who is in the study.
Watch our video to find out more about adding other information.