COVID-19 Study Special Licence data released

Researchers can now access COVID-19 Special Licence datasets.

Two new COVID-19 Study datasets are now available from the UK Data Service. The Special Licence datasets include information that is more disclosive that the standard End User Licence COVID-19 data.

Researchers wishing to use these data can apply for access through the UK Data Service. You will need to complete a form starting your research objectives and clearly explain why Special Licence data are needed for your project. Only after your application has been approved will you be granted access to the dataset. You can find out more about the terms and conditions of Special Licence data on the UK Data Service website

The two new dataset are: 

This dataset contains Census 2011 Lower Layer Super Output Areas (LSOA) geographic variables for each wave of the Understanding Society COVID-19 study to date, and a personal identification serial number (pidp) for file matching to the main data in SN 8644.

This dataset contains Local Authority District geographic variables for each wave of the Understanding Society COVID-19 study to date, and a personal identification serial number (pidp) for file matching to the main data in SN 8644

For more information on the COVID-19 datasets, please see the user guide