Who will use the linked survey and administrative information

The linked administrative and survey data will be made available to researchers and policy makers via the UK Data Service or similar organization for research purposes only. Researchers will only be given permission to use the data after successful application, assessed and approved by CLS (or jointly by CLS and the respective government department or agency – if required). This is to ensure that the information will be used responsibly and safely, presents a strong scientific case and explains the potential impact of the research and its wider value to society.

Your name, addresses, National Insurance number and NHS number are never included in any data made available to researchers, which ensures that no individual can be identified from the data or the research findings.