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.
- 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.