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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, the UK Longitudinal Linkage Collaboration, based at the University of Bristol, and the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage Databank, based at Swansea University. Making the study data available through these central data stores makes it easier for scientists from […]

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 […]

What is the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage Databank?

The Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) Databank provides secure storage and use of anonymised person-based data for research to improve health, wellbeing and services. Its databank of anonymised data about the population of Wales is internationally recognised. Backed and endorsed by the Government, the SAIL Databank receives core funding from the Welsh Government’s Health and […]

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 […]