Can I access special licence data from home?
Data providers agreed a set of twelve temporary additional conditions of use that will enable users to access Special Licence data from home. These measures mitigate against any additional risks posed by people working outside their institutional environment and provide assurance to data owners. This applies only to the current temporary lockdown period, and ONLY where the data owners have agreed. The data owners that have agreed are detailed in the table below.
How do I request access to Special Licence data?
Users of Special Licence data must submit a new additional online agreement to the UK Data Service, where they will need to agree to twelve conditions. They will then be permitted to use their institutionally approved VPN to access their approved standalone organisational/institutional workstation (PC, laptop, other portable device) at the location specified in their Special Licence application.
Which data owners have agreed to the new arrangements?
Data owners who have agreed to the new arrangements are listed below, along with their relevant datasets.
What about Special Licence data that are not listed below?
Use of data from home not listed below will constitute a breach of the Licence. Users who breach the licence will face a temporary suspension (minimum three months) from using any data provided by the UK Data Service. New owners are being added so please continue to check this page.