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Where do researchers go to get the study data?

We deposit your de-identified survey responses with the UK Data Service, based at the University of Essex, and the UK Longitudinal Linkage Collaboration, based at the University of Bristol. Making the study data available through these central data stores makes it easier for scientists from different sectors, working in a wide variety of fields, to […]

What is the UK Data Service?

The UK Data Service is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to meet the data needs of researchers, students and teachers from all sectors. The UK Data Service collection includes major UK government-sponsored surveys, cross-national surveys, longitudinal studies, UK census data, international aggregate data, business data, and qualitative data. We deposit de-identified […]

What is the UK Longitudinal Linkage Collaboration?

The UK Longitudinal Linkage Collaboration (UK LLC) is a UK government-funded initiative that will help researchers investigate the effects of COVID-19 and its implications for public health policy. It is part of the National Core Studies, a major UK government-funded research initiative. Across the UK, thousands of people are taking part in longitudinal studies like […]

How do these data stores keep my information safe?

Access to your survey responses by staff at the data stores is limited to those who manage and prepare the data for access and to those who keep the system safe. The data are de-identified at all times, and steps are taken to ensure confidentiality and data security. The data services have leading Information Security […]