Linking Data for Future Research Discoveries

UK Longitudinal Linkage Collaboration (UK LLC) has been set up to bring together information from longitudinal study volunteers with their routine records. This is being done in a secure way to help researchers work to improve health and wellbeing throughout and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

A UK-wide collaboration for public good

UK Longitudinal Linkage Collaboration (UK LLC) is the national Trusted Research Environment for longitudinal research. Led by the Universities of Bristol and Edinburgh, in collaboration with UCL, SeRP UK, Swansea University and the University of Leicester, it is a collaborative endeavour with many of the UK’s most established longitudinal studies.

UK LLC’s mission is to provide a data linkage resource to its partner studies and to provide a simple one-application process to UK based researchers applying to access linked longitudinal data.

This unique resource enables cross-sector research and supporting research responses to immediate situations and future policy needs.The greater availability of large scale, diverse linked data will help provide numbers for researchers to study rarer outcomes and seldom reached populations.

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Our Promises to Study Participants have been developed in partnership with study participants and members of our Public Involvement Programme.

For an overview of what we do, watch our animation.

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