Age 32 Survey Pilot

FAQs

Do you have any questions about taking part in the Survey Pilot? See our FAQs below. If your question isn’t answered here, please contact Ipsos MORI by phone 0800 1522 516 or by email at uk-nextstepssurvey@ipsos.com.

 

What is the Next Steps Age 32 Survey Pilot?

Later this year, we will be launching the Next Steps Age 32 Survey. Before we do this, we’re conducting a Survey Pilot with specially recruited members of the public, who are not part of the study, but are a similar age. This gives us an opportunity to test the survey, and make any improvements to it, before we invite study members to take part.

 

What will I be asked to do?

You will be invited to complete the questionnaire, on your own or with an interviewer, which will take 60-80 minutes.

The questionnaire covers a range of topics, including household relationships, employment, mental and physical health, and attitudes. You will also be asked to give a saliva sample. You and your partner – if you live with one – will be asked for your permission to add information about yourselves held in administrative records.

Answering the questionnaire is voluntary and you can skip over any questions or tasks that you cannot or would prefer not to answer.

We will also ask you to provide us with some feedback about your experiences of taking part.

 

Why is the Survey Pilot important?

We carry out surveys with Next Steps study members every three to five years. The Age 32 Survey will ask Next Steps participants about a period during which they will have experienced many key life events.  The Survey Pilot will allow us to test the survey and identify what works well and what needs to be improved so that the main survey is as successful as possible.

 

How do I claim my ‘thank you’ payment?

We’re offering participants in this pilot a ‘thank you’ payment for taking part. This will be sent to you automatically by bank transfer once you’ve completed the survey. This payment is processed by Criteria. If you have any questions regarding this payment, please contact Andrew Gavriel by phone at 020 7431 4366, or by email at Andrew.gavriel@criteria.co.uk.

 

Do I have to take part?

No, this survey is completely voluntary.

 

How do I withdraw from the study?

People invited to take part in the Survey Pilot will not become part of the Next Steps study. You will not be recontacted to take part in the future. Participation in this study is voluntary.

 

Who should I contact if I have any problems queries or concerns?

If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact Ipsos MORI by phone 0800 1522 516 or by email at uk-nextstepssurvey@ipsos.com. If you have any questions regarding payment, please contact Andrew Gavriel by phone at 020 7431 4366, or by email at Andrew.gavriel@criteria.co.uk.

 

What happens to the information I give?

The information you give us will be held securely and treated in strict confidence in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation. Any information that may identify you, such as your name, your contact details, will be kept separate from your answers to the questionnaire.

Criteria, the recruitment company who initially contacted you, will collect your contact information and some other personal information which will be used during the Survey Pilot. This information will be securely shared with Ipsos MORI who will use this information to conduct the Survey Pilot.

Ipsos MORI will not provide your personal details to the Next Steps study team at CLS.  Ipsos MORI and Criteria will destroy this information once the Survey Pilot is complete.

The answers you give in the questionnaire and the feedback you provide about taking part will be used by Ipsos MORI and the Next Steps study team at CLS to help improve the Age 32 Survey.  This information will not be made available to anyone else.  The Next Steps study team will retain this information until it is no longer required.

The personal information you provide us will not be used to make any decisions which could affect you in any way – it will only be used for research purposes.

 

Can I access the data I provide to the Survey Pilot?

Under data protection legislation, you can get a copy of the information you gave to the survey. Everyone has the right to access any personal data that is being kept about them. You can do this by making what is known as a subject access request to nextsteps@ucl.ac.uk.

 

Who is the Data Controller?

University College London is the Data Controller and is committed to protecting the rights of individuals in line with the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

 

Who is the Data Protection Officer?

If you want to request further information about how your personal data is processed, you may contact the University College London Data Protection Officer through data-protection@ucl.ac.uk

 

What is the legal basis on which you can process my personal data?

Next Steps is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The aim of the Next Steps study is to generate data for research purposes and its funders and UCL are Public Authorities/ Bodies – this is regarded as a ‘Task in the Public Interest’ under GDPR – and is the lawful basis on which we are permitted to process your personal data.

 

How do I make a complaint?

If you wish to raise a complaint or a cause for concern in relation to the study, you can get in contact with us in a range of ways:

Call: 0800 977 4566

Email: nextsteps@ucl.ac.uk

Post: Next Steps, Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL Social Research Institute, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

If you are concerned about how your personal data is being processed, you can contact the UCL Data Protection Office at: data-protection@ucl.ac.uk. If you remain unsatisfied, you may wish to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Contact details, and details of data subject rights, are available on the ICO website: https://ico.org.uk/

 

How long will Ipsos MORI retain my personal data and identifiable responses?

We will be inviting some participants in this pilot study to complete the questionnaire with an interviewer over a video call on Microsoft Teams. Your email address will need to be collected for this purpose and will be deleted within 30 days of you taking part in the survey. After deletion your email address will be permanently removed from Microsoft servers within 31 days.

 

Where will my personal data be held and processed?

The data collected as part of the Next Steps Pilot Survey will be processed on servers located in the UK.

We will be inviting some participants in this pilot survey to complete the questionnaire with an interviewer over a video call on Microsoft Teams. Your email address will need to be collected for this purpose and will be processed on Microsoft servers located in the EEA.  Your survey responses will NOT be processed or stored on Microsoft servers.