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Data availability

Eighteen waves of data are available to researchers.

The data from each wave is available within a year of the completion of fieldwork. The data are released through the UK Data Archive at the University of Essex in a variety of formats.

The UKDA provides additional support for users of longitudinal data through the Economic and Social Data Services unit (link to ESDS section on our site under the Long Resources page)

There is a BHPS User Group and the ULSC provides a help desk for users of the data.

The ULSC runs regular training courses on using the BHPS and longitudinal analysis using panel data.