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1 Accessing the MCS from the Economic and Social Data Service Jack Kneeshaw MCS workshop 13 October 2009 ESDS Longitudinal

2 Economic and Social Data Service provides access and support for key economic and social data distributed service, bringing together centres of expertise in data creation, dissemination, preservation and use core archiving services plus four specialist data services

3 ESDS Longitudinal Joint enterprise: UK Data Archive (UKDA) UK Longitudinal Studies Centre (ULSC) based at ISER supports a range of longitudinal data collections but seven core collections in particular: National Child Development Study (NCDS) 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) Longitudinal Study of Young people in England (LSYPE) Families and Children Study (FACS)

4 Data Deposit, Processing, Retrieval and Access

5 The data themselves

6 Ensuring confidentiality cohort members promised confidentiality datasets deposited with UKDA are fully anonymised datasets go through further process of checking at the UKDA users undertake not to identify individuals or wards sampled (but note that special licence access possible)

7 Retrieval and access web access, via ESDS site, to data and metadata documentation (codebooks, questionnaires) freely available to any ESDS user (registered or unregistered) MCS1 data can be browsed and frequencies run by any user (registered or unregistered) using Nesstar full datasets are freely available for download for the majority of our registered users data supplied in a variety of formats –SPSS –Stata –tab-delimited text

8 Special licence access several special licence (SL) datasets have recently been made available: ward, OA, LSOA, hospital of birth strategy to provide access to datasets that are detailed, yet anonymised as these data pose a higher risk of disclosure, they have additional special conditions attached to them the SL requires the signature(s) of the researcher(s) and the institution with responsibility for the researcher; also needs the explicit permission of the data owner to release the data to the researcher(s)

9 Online access for registered users Registered users can: download full datasets order data via online order system browse/analyse/download data in Nesstar To register: login via UK Fed or Athens sign and return data access agreement (legal undertaking) (to access data) register a usage (formerly a project)

10 Resources on the ESDS Longitudinal web pages

11 ESDS Longitudinal +44 (0) nesstar.esds.ac.uk/webview/index.jsp


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