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1 Accessing the NCDS and BCS70 via the Economic and Social Data Service Jack Kneeshaw NCDS/BCS70 workshop 27 October 2004 ESDS Longitudinal

2 Economic and Social Data Service new national data archiving and dissemination 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 provides seamless and easier access to a range of disparate resources for UK Higher and Further Education sectors core archiving services plus four specialist data services

3 Partners UK Data Archive, University of Essex Manchester Information and Associated Services (MIMAS), University of Manchester Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research (CCSR), University of Manchester Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex

4 Specialist data services ESDS Government ESDS International ESDS Longitudinal ESDS Qualidata Greater emphasis on: value-added data and documentation enhanced resource discovery improved delivery services service specific help online support materials training programme outreach and promotion

5 About ESDS Longitudinal

6 ESDS Longitudinal Joint enterprise: UK Data Archive (UKDA) UK Longitudinal Studies Centre (ULSC) based at ISER supports a range of longitudinal data collections but four core collections in particular: 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) National Child Development Study (NCDS)

7 ESDS Longitudinal In addition to core studies ESDS Longitudinal will also: aim to identify other longitudinal datasets for inclusion, e.g. English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) and the 1946 Birth Cohort (NSHD) via the UKDA, continue to make available other longitudinal studies such as the LFS (2 and 5 quarter), YCS, HALS and BEPS

8 ESDS Longitudinal The service already provides: a help desk service operated by – –telephone: +44 (0) –JISCmail discussion list: web-based Frequently Asked Questions web-based downloadable data files online data in Nesstar to facilitate the browsing of longitudinal datasets (inc. the NCDS and BCS70) a series of meetings and workshops for both novice and more advanced users

9 Data Deposit, Processing, Retrieval and Access

10 The data themselves - NCDS

11 The data themselves – BCS70

12 Data not held at the UKDA Some additional data, derived from further minor data collections, data cleaning etc., only available via CLS at present These data are added to the UKDA collection from time to time

13 Ensuring confidentiality cohort members promised confidentiality datasets deposited with UKDA are fully anonymised datasets go through further process of checking at the UKDA UKDA users undertake not to identify individuals

14 Documentation A variety of NCDS/BCS70 documentation is available, including: guides to datasets lists of publications annotated questionnaires interactive data dictionaries Data Notes series other survey-related documentation, inc. working papers etc. Available both from CLS and UKDA web sites.

15 Retrieval and Access web access, via UKDA site, to data and metadata documentation (codebooks, questionnaires) freely available to any UKDA user (registered or unregistered) 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

16 Online access for unregistered users UKDA web pages - easy to navigate format –Search catalogue facility –subject browsing - e.g. major series –HASSET thesaurus –access to online doc - pdf user guides and questionnaires Nesstar –browse data and metadata for a selection of data, inc. NCDS and BCS70 –run frequencies

17 Unregistered users demo

18 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: obtain an Athens ID sign and return data access agreement (legal undertaking) (to access data) register a usage (formerly a project)

19 Registered users demo

20 Nesstar demo

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


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