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The bibliographic citation for the Understanding Society Mainstage data collection is:
University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research, NatCen Social Research, Kantar Public. (2018). Understanding Society: Waves 1-8, 2009-2017 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009. [data collection]. 11th Edition. UK Data Service. SN: 6614, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-6614-12
The bibliographic citation for the Understanding Society Innovation Panel data collection is:
University of Essex, Institute for Social and Economic Research. (2019). Understanding Society: Innovation Panel, Waves 1-11, 2008-2018. [data collection]. 9th Edition. UK Data Service. SN: 6849, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-6849-12
The bibliographic citation for the Understanding Society Nurse Health Assessment data collection is:
University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research and National Centre for Social Research, Understanding Society: Waves 2 and 3 Nurse Health Assessment, 2010- 2012 [data collection]. 3rd Edition. UK Data Service. SN:7251
“Understanding Society is an initiative funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and various Government Departments, with scientific leadership by the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, and survey delivery by NatCen Social Research and Kantar Public. The research data are distributed by the UK Data Service.”
Ethical approval statement:
"The University of Essex Ethics Committee has approved all data collection on Understanding Society main study and innovation panel waves, including asking consent for all data linkages except to health records. Requesting consent for health record linkage was approved at Wave 1 by the National Research Ethics Service (NRES) Oxfordshire REC A (08/H0604/124), at BHPS Wave 18 by the NRES Royal Free Hospital & Medical School (08/H0720/60) and at Wave 4 by NRES Southampton REC A (11/SC/0274). Approval for the collection of biosocial data by trained nurses in Waves 2 and 3 of the main survey was obtained from the National Research Ethics Service (Understanding Society - UK Household Longitudinal Study: A Biosocial Component, Oxfordshire A REC, Reference: 10/H0604/2)."