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Accessing multiple Special Licence geographic data linkage files

Added by Albert Ward 3 months ago. Updated 3 months ago.

Status:
Feedback
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Start date:
11/11/2022
% Done:

80%


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Hi,

I'm currently applying for Special Licence access to Understanding Society. I'm interested in using some of the geographical data linkage files, listed here: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/linked-data/geographical-identifiers#:~:text=Understanding%20Society%20can%20be%20linked,as%20indicated%20by%20the%20filenames, specifically 2011 LSOAs and the 2011 Rural / Urban identifiers.

Would you be able to say whether you would accept an application to link both of these files at the same time? To me, the risk of disclosure is quite low, since there are only 8 very general levels to the urban / rural identifiers, which do not identify specific settlements, only rough classifications. These are themselves only a disaggregation of the 2-level rural / urban identifier already available in the base dataset.

Many thanks,
Albert

#1

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 3 months ago

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No, this should not be a problem. Please see item 4.6 in the Data Access Strategy. https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/general/ukhls_data_access_strategy.pdf In general your request qualifies but as you can see these are judged on a case by case basis. I have written to our data team to confirm my response.

#2

Updated by Albert Ward 3 months ago

Ah great, that's good to know

thanks

#3

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 3 months ago

  • % Done changed from 50 to 80

I have been informed by our data manager that they have responded to your query via the UKDS.

#4

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 3 months ago

To clarify, their response is the same as mine, i.e., it is ok to make this application.

#5

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 3 months ago

  • Private changed from Yes to No

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