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Meta-data Repository

The Meta-data repository is accessible only to bona fide researchers who wish to discover more about the vast array of information contained within the study.

It should be noted that being granted access to browse the meta-data repository is no guarantee that any subsequent project proposal will be approved.

By accessing the meta-data repository you are agreeing to terms and conditions below, in particular to respect the access restrictions currently in place with regard to the meta data and the questionnaires.

If you do not have a username and password for the meta-data repository, contact swiftinfo@nshd.mrc.ac.uk

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