B4439 - Scoping out the linked AWP data - 26/10/2023

B number: 
Principal applicant name: 
Jon Heron | UOB
Dr Jasmine Raw, Dr Emily Midouhas, Dr Bonamy Oliver, Dr Jane Gilmour
Title of project: 
Scoping out the linked AWP data
Proposal summary: 

We have a current ESRC-funded/ALSPAC-approved project (B3882)

This project will use linked data (with Jasmine and Jon accessing the data through the secure portal).

We are interested in families who have experienced services in relation to their study-child's behavioural problems. Up until recently the plan was to understand service-use through a combination of MHSDS, HES and GP records and we are working on an IRAS form for this, with support from Mark and Eleanor.

Very recently we learned that ALSPAC had obtained some new mental health data - the AWP dataset. We felt that this new data might be of use to us and help fill in some of the gaps left from using MHSDS etc.

Given our research group's clinical experience of MH services we felt it might be beneficial - both to us and to ALSPAC - if we put some effort into understanding these data and produced a data-note or some other kind of documentation for the use of ALSPAC and other interested data-users.

Mark felt it was a reasonable request for us to obtain these data in their entirety, but unlinked to other sources, through the linkage portal. We would then produce a data-note, and hopefully also some derived variable which could be checked before being incorporated into our main linkage data.

Any payments and data-agreements are ongoing and are all linked to the main project. Mark felt it sensible for us to submit a secondary project for this specific scoping aim.

Impact of research: 
Date proposal received: 
Wednesday, 18 October, 2023
Date proposal approved: 
Monday, 23 October, 2023
Mental health - Psychology, Psychiatry, Cognition, Behaviour - e.g. antisocial behaviour, risk behaviour, etc., Linkage