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Calling all data collectors!

7 July 2022


Are you researching or gathering information on global health activities? If so, read on!

THET is pleased to be working with UK Data Service, a nationally funded databank, which will now store information under a new theme of ‘global health’.

We particularly encourage deposits of data relating to the impact of global health engagement on UK-based volunteers: for example, bidirectional learning leading to professional or personal development, or an impact on an organisation (e.g. NHS). However, the broad category is flexible to allow for much more to be included.

Over time we hope this will become the go-to source of information on this topic, much of which is currently held locally by individual organisations.

Key information:

  • The databank is primarily designed to hold raw data, which can be quantitative or qualitative and should be accompanied by a report.
  • It is crucial to have the correct consent in place when collecting data for deposit. However, Research Ethics Committee approval is not required, nor do reports have to be published/publishable, so a broad range of work is suitable.
  • Once deposited, data can be accessed by others for secondary research, maximising its impact.
  • For those who are simply looking for information, reports will be easily accessible by browsing or searching.
  • There is no deadline for deposit or use of data, the resource will be available on an ongoing basis.

Full information is available on the UK Data Service website.


Thanks to funding from HEE, THET can provide anyone interested with a brief overview and support to prepare, deposit and access data.

If you would like to know more, or have upcoming work which might be suitable, please contact THET’s Policy and Learning Officer, Alex Rutherford, on: alex.rutherford@thet.org.


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THET - Policy & Learning Team


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