Revisions to HASSET concepts and structures are made regularly, in order to reflect new research and development in social science and humanities.
From September 2017 onwards, work has focused on the removal of orphan terms (i.e. terms with no Broader or Narrower Concept), and on the reconstruction of the following hierarchies:
CRIME AND SECURITY
FOOD AND NUTRITION
LAW AND JUSTICE
From November 2019 onwards, much of the work has concentrated on the migration of HASSET to a new management system, VocBench, and publishing platform, Skosmos. Content development work has focused on the removal of orphan terms (i.e. terms with no Broader or Narrower Concept), the addition of new concepts to cover rapid research studies conducted to investigate social and economic developments caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the revision of terms related to sexuality (this work is still in progress).
The following new concepts have been added:
Other concepts have been deleted:
The following Preferred Terms have also been relabelled:
DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION
DISCRIMINATION AGAINST HOMOSEXUALS
EQUALITY BETWEEN THE SEXES
Geographical terms have also been deleted, as they are covered by other metadata elements in the UK Data Service Data catalogue.
The UK Data Service is pleased to accept suggestions for new HASSET terms from data users and licensees. Please use the feedback page to contact us.