HESA Student Record 2007/08 - Research council student identifier
HESA Student Record 2007/08
Fields required from institutions in England
Research council student identifier
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This field contains the Personal identifier (PID) generated by the Research Councils for students whom they fund.
|England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
|Base data type
To allow linking of HESA data to that held by the Research Councils.
This field records the Personal identifier issued by the Je-S (Joint electronic System) used since December 2004 to capture student and researcher details by EPSRC (for all student schemes) and MRC (for DTG students). Identifiers can be obtained from the Je-S Student\Researcher details screens on the Je-S Portal.
Only personal identifiers in the format XnnnnnC, where X is an alpha character, n is numeric and C is an alpha check digit, should be returned.
There is a joint Research Council project that is due to complete during 2007 (on current plans) on a phased implementation basis for the remaining Research Councils. PIDs will therefore become available for new Research Council (RC) PhD students as the project progresses – NERC will implementing the project initially with the capture of MSc students. The provision of PIDS for former RC students will be dependant on the migration of data into a common data source.
|The Research Councils
|Change management notes
|Amended guidance to clarify that only identifiers in the format XnnnnnC should be returned, and that identifiers can be obtained from the Je-S Student\Researcher details screens on the Je-S Portal
Data type: RCSTDIDType
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