How to apply for access to Secure Access (Controlled) data at the UK Data Service.
Controlled data are only available in the Secure Lab to researchers who are able to fulfil the following requirements:
Apply to use Secure Access data
Each team member must be registered with the UK Data Service. Once this is completed, the Project Lead can then add each team member to their project. To do this the Project Lead should:
Each project member will be able to see the project and associated datasets within their own account. They should complete any actions required. The Project Lead should collect the Secure Access User Agreements from all team members and email them together to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional researchers can be added to teams at a later stage but only on a limited basis.
Note on expected turnaround times
Research Project application: The project application process can take some time, up to three months, before access is granted. Data owners need to approve all projects, through their Data Access Committees. You will be notified when your project application has been approved.
Accredited Researcher (AR) application: The AR process can take up to three months, and requires you to attend training, pass a test and submit an application to become an AR.
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