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Research council student identifier (RCSTDID)

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Key Value
Name Research council student identifier
Short name RCSTDID
Part of Engagement (Engagement)
Description This field records the student's research council student identifier
Applicable to England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage Optional for all Engagements where FundingBody.FUNDINGBODY is a research council and Engagement.INCOMINGEXCHANGE does not exist.

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.

Quality Rules Quality rules to follow
Optional? Yes
Reason required To allow linking of HESA data to that held by the Research Councils.
Field Length 8

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