Because of the size of the sample available, its national nature and both the uniqueness and the vulnerability of the population, there is a high risk that the combining of variables may in effect mean that individuals are identifiable. Therefore a public dataset is not possible or available. The investigators continue to explore the viability of the creation of a limited dataset but this is unlikely to be satisfactory for most individuals wishing to access the data.
It is possible to make a request to access the data in-person at a supervised hot desk in the IDS-TILDA office. Individuals may send a request to the Project Director HAIGHM@tcd.ie stating the research question they wish to investigate, providing a list of the variables of interest (see Wave 2 Questionnaire), and approximate dates when they would like to access the data. The investigators will review the request and respond within one week.