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HESA Student Record 2013/14 - Research council student identifier

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HESA Student Record 2013/14

Fields required from institutions in Scotland

Research council student identifier

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Short nameRCSTDID

This field contains the Personal identifier (PID) generated by the Research Councils for students whom they fund.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

Optional for all instances where Instance.RCSTDNT does not equal 99 and Instance.REDUCEDI = 00 or 04


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 the Research Councils. Identifiers can be obtained from the Je-S Person details screens on the Je-S Portal.

Two formats are in use. Only personal identifiers in either the 7 character format XnnnnnC or the 8 character format XnnnnnnC where X is an alpha character, n is numeric and C is an alpha check digit, should be returned.

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Reason required

To allow linking of HESA data to that held by the Research Councils.

Part of
Field length8
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: RCSTDID
Data type: RCSTDIDType
Related fields
OwnerThe Research Councils
Date modified2014-08-14
Change management notesGuidance in the Notes section has been amended to reflect that the identifier to be submitted in this field is issued across all Research Councils.

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