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:
Train to become an Accredited Researcher
Before users can access any Controlled data in the Secure Lab they must have successfully completed the Safe Researcher Training (SRT) course. The UK Data Service holds regular training sessions in London and Colchester, and other Accredited Processors also provide training. Since the COVID-19 lockdown, from March 2020 face-to-face sessions have been temporarily suspended, and replaced by online training. See our COVID-19 information. Users with applications approved or pending should sign up for a course.
*If you are trained by a different service this 'service specific' component will differ.
After attending the training course, and passing the associated test, users will be expected to apply to become an Accredited Researcher (AR).
Upcoming 2020 SRT courses:
We expect to run as normal a service as possible during this COVID-19 (Coronavirus) emergency. Please visit our COVID-19 page for the latest information.