Work Package I.3 - Protocol for gathering and reporting exposure data

Objective

  • To develop a robust protocol for gathering and entering exposure data.  

Description of work

Only data of sufficient quality (in relation to measurement strategy, sampling and analysis methods and accompanying contextual information) shall be integrated into the project database (see WPI.4).

Via analysis of the data requirements of the models, we are developing a specification for the exposure data to be collected.  This will include a protocol for quality assurance and procedures for actual data collection by project stakeholders.  The protocol will cover the essential minimum (core) set of data items to be included for a valid dataset, other auxiliary information to be included if available, associated coding schemes, procedures for the entry and validation of items, and data capture templates and instructions.

We will be developing clear guidance on data collection and entry to ensure standardisation between different data inputters.