Who will use the information and when?
Matched information which includes information from both your administrative records and your survey responses will be made available via the UK Data Service for use by professional researchers, teachers and policy makers for research purposes only. The information available from the UK Data Service will not contain your name, address, national insurance number or date of birth.
Researchers who want to use the matched information must be registered with the UK Data Service. To access matched information which contains more detailed information, researchers must also apply to an independent committee. Researchers will only be given permission to use the information if they present a strong scientific case for the research and explain its wider value to society.