July 2021


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.

Data owner agreed to additional conditions Study number (SN) Study
Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) 8380 British Household Panel Survey: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access
7446 British Household Panel Survey, Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Census 2001 Middle Layer Super Output Area
6330 British Household Panel Survey, Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, 1991 Ward, Census Code Range (WARDC91)
6136 British Household Panel Survey, Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Lower Layer Super Output Areas and Scottish Data Zones
6135 British Household Panel Survey, Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Census Area Statistics Wards
7448 British Household Panel Survey, Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Strategic Health Authority
7447 British Household Panel Survey, Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Acorn Type 2013
6290 British Household Panel Survey, Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Local Education Authorities
6033 British Household Panel Survey, Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Westminster Parliamentary Constituencies
6032 British Household Panel Survey, Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Rural-Urban Indicators
6031 British Household Panel Survey, Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Travel to Work Areas
6030 British Household Panel Survey, Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Primary Care Trusts
6029 British Household Panel Survey, Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Local Education Authorities
6028 British Household Panel Survey, Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Local Authority District Codes
6027 British Household Panel Survey, Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Local Authority Districts
Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) 8730 Understanding Society: COVID-19 Study, 2020: Special Licence Access, School Codes
8664 Understanding Society: COVID-19 Study, 2020: Special Licence Access, Local Authority District
8663 Understanding Society: COVID-19 Study, 2020: Special Licence Access, Census 2011 Lower Layer Super Output Areas
8556 Understanding Society: Waves 7-8, 2015-2016: Special Licence Access, EU Referendum
6670 Understanding Society: Waves 1-10, 2009-2019 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Census 2001 Lower Layer Super Output Areas
6931 Understanding Society: Waves 1-10, 2009-2019 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Census 2001 Lower Layer Super Output Areas
8579 Understanding Society: Waves 1-10, 2009-2019 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Interviewer Characteristics
8578 Understanding Society: Wave 5, 2013-2014: Special Licence Access, Higher Education Codes
7182 Understanding Society: Waves 1-10, 2009-2019: Special Licence Access, School Codes
7630 Understanding Society: Waves 1-10, 2009-2019: Special Licence Access, Census 2011 Rural-Urban Indicators
7629 Understanding Society: Waves 1-10, 2009-2019: Special Licence Access, Census 2011 Output Area Classification
7454 Understanding Society: Waves 1-10, 2009-2019 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Census 2001 Rural-Urban Indicators
7453 Understanding Society: Waves 1-10, 2009-2019 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Acorn Type 2015
7249 Understanding Society: Waves 1-10, 2009-2019: Special Licence Access, Census 2011 Middle Layer Super Output Areas
7248 Understanding Society: Waves 1-10, 2009-2019: Special Licence Access, Census 2011 Lower Layer Super Output Areas
7245 Understanding Society: Waves 1-10, 2009-2019 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Census 2001 Middle Layer Super Output Areas
6675 Understanding Society: Waves 1-10, 2009-2019 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Travel to Work Areas
6674 Understanding Society: Waves 1-10, 2009-2019 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Census 2001 Output Area Classification
6673 Understanding Society: Waves 1-10, 2009-2019 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Primary Care Organisations
6672 Understanding Society: Waves 1-10, 2009-2019 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Strategic Health Authorities
6671 Understanding Society: Waves 1-10, 2009-2019 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Local Education Authorities
6669 Understanding Society: Waves 1-10, 2009-2019 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Census Area Statistics Wards
6668 Understanding Society: Waves 1-10, 2009-2019 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Westminster Parliamentary Constituencies
6666 Understanding Society: Waves 1-10, 2009-2019 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access, Local Authority District
7083 Understanding Society: Innovation Panel, Waves 1-11, 2008-2018: Special Licence Access
7641 Understanding Society: Innovation Panel, Waves 1-11, 2008-2018: Special Licence Access, Census 2001 Rural-Urban Indicators
7640 Understanding Society: Innovation Panel, Waves 1-11, 2008-2018: Special Licence Access, Census 2011 Rural-Urban Indicators
7639 Understanding Society: Innovation Panel, Waves 1-11, 2008-2018: Special Licence Access, Census 2011 Output Area Classification
7638 Understanding Society: Innovation Panel, Waves 1-11, 2008-2018: Special Licence Access, Census 2011 Middle Layer Super Output Areas
7637 Understanding Society: Innovation Panel, Waves 1-11, 2008-2018: Special Licence Access, Census 2001 Middle Layer Super Output Areas
7339 Understanding Society: Innovation Panel, Waves 1-11, 2008-2018: Special Licence Access, Census 2011 Lower Layer Super Output Areas
6916 Understanding Society: Innovation Panel, Waves 1-11, 2008-2018: Special Licence Access, Travel to Work Areas
6915 Understanding Society: Innovation Panel, Waves 1-11, 2008-2018: Special Licence Access, Census 2001 Output Area Classification
6914 Understanding Society: Innovation Panel, Waves 1-11, 2008-2018: Special Licence Access, Primary Care Organisations
6913 Understanding Society: Innovation Panel, Waves 1-11, 2008-2018: Special Licence Access, Strategic Health Authorities
6912 Understanding Society: Innovation Panel, Waves 1-11, 2008-2018: Special Licence Access, Local Education Authorities
6911 Understanding Society: Innovation Panel, Waves 1-11, 2008-2018: Special Licence Access, Census 2001 Lower Layer Super Output Areas
6910 Understanding Society: Innovation Panel, Waves 1-11, 2008-2018: Special Licence Access, Census Area Statistics Wards
6909 Understanding Society: Innovation Panel, Waves 1-11, 2008-2018: Special Licence Access, Westminster Parliamentary Constituencies
6908 Understanding Society: Innovation Panel, Waves 1-11, 2008-2018: Special Licence Access, Local Authority District
8472 Understanding Society: Innovation Panel, Waves 1-11, 2008-2018: Special Licence Access, Interviewer Characteristics
7533 Understanding Society: Waves 1-2, 2009-2011: Special Licence Access, Geographical Accessibility
7587 Understanding Society: Waves 2-3 Nurse Health Assessment, 2010-2012: Special Licence Access
7657 Understanding Couples’ Experiences of Job Loss in Recessionary Britain: a Linked Qualitative Study, 2008-2013: Special Licence Access
Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) 5724 Millennium Cohort Study, 2001-2003: Hospital of Birth: Special Licence Access
5537 1970 British Cohort Study Counties Data, 1980-2012: Special Licence Access
8006 1970 British Cohort Study Deaths Dataset, 1970-2014: Special Licence Access
7717 National Child Development Study Deaths Dataset, 1958-2016: Special Licence Access
5744 National Child Development Study: Counties Data, 1974-2013: Special Licence Access
5594 National Child Development Study: Biomedical Data, 2002-2004: Special Licence Access
Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) 8545 English Housing Survey, 2017-2018: Household Data: Special Licence Access
8386 English Housing Survey, 2016-2017: Household Data: Special Licence Access
8254 English Housing Survey, 2015-2016: Household Data: Special Licence Access
8067 English Housing Survey, 2014-2015: Household Data: Special Licence Access
7604 Continuous Recording of Social Housing Lettings and Sales (CORE), 2007/08-2017/18: Special Licence Access
Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) 8546 English Housing Survey, 2017: Housing Stock Data: Special Licence Access
8387 English Housing Survey, 2016: Housing Stock Data: Special Licence Access
8255 English Housing Survey, 2015: Housing Stock Data: Special Licence Access
8068 English Housing Survey, 2014: Housing Stock Data: Special Licence Access
Department for Transport 7804 National Travel Survey, 1995-2001: Special Licence Access
7553 National Travel Survey, 2002-2017: Special Licence Access
Independent Midwives UK (IMUK) 7922 Independent Midwives UK (IMUK) Research Database, 2006-2012: Special Licence Access
Public Health England/ NHS Digital 8372 Health Survey for England, 2015: Special Licence Access
8103 Health Survey for England, 1994-2012: Pgp3 and HSV2 Serum Antibodies: Special Licence Access
Scottish Government 5760 Growing Up in Scotland: Cohort 1, Sweeps 1-9, 2005-2018: Special Licence Access
7432 Growing Up in Scotland: Cohort 2, Sweeps 1-3, 2011-2015: Special Licence Access
8366 Growing Up in Scotland: Cohort 1, Primary 6 Teacher Survey, 2014-2015: Special Licence Access
8559 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, 2017-2018: Special Licence Access, Victim Form Data
8143 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, 2014-2015: Special Licence Access, Self-Completion Data
8142 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, 2014-2015: Special Licence Access, Victim Form Data
7778 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, 2012-2013: Special Licence Access, Self-Completion Data
7777 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, 2012-2013: Special Licence Access, Victim Form Data
8385 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, 2016-2017: Special Licence Access, Victim Form Data
8796 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, 2018-2019: Special Licence Access, Victim Form Data
8798 Scottish Victimisation Telephone Survey, 2020: Special Licence Access: Victim Form Data
8800 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, 2019-2020: Special Licence Access, Victim Form Data
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) 8501 English Housing Survey: Fuel Poverty Dataset, 2017: Special Licence Access
8395 English Housing Survey: Fuel Poverty Dataset, 2016: Special Licence Access
8289 English Housing Survey: Fuel Poverty Dataset, 2015: Special Licence Access
8069 English Housing Survey: Fuel Poverty Dataset, 2014: Special Licence Access
NatCen 8376 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Wave 8, 2016-2017, Sexual Self-Completion Data: Special Licence Access
8346 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Wave 8, 2016-2017, Primary Data: Special Licence Access
8441 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Waves 4-8, 2008-2017: Local Authority Type Post-2009 Boundaries: Special Licence Access
8437 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Waves 6-8, 2012-2017: Census 2011 Rural-Urban Indicators (Recoded): Special Licence Access
8439 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Waves 4-8, 2008-2017: Local Authority District Post-2009 Boundaries (Recoded): Special Licence Access
8433 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Waves 1-8, 2002-2017: Census 2001 Rural-Urban Indicators (Recoded): Special Licence Access
8432 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Waves 1-8, 2002-2017: Quintile Population Density for Postcode Sectors: Special Licence Access
8431 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Waves 1-8, 2002-2017: Quintile Index of Multiple Deprivation Score: Special Licence Access
8430 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Waves 1-8, 2002-2017: Local Authority Type Pre-2009 Boundaries: Special Licence Access
8429 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Waves 1-8, 2002-2017: Local Authority District Pre-2009 Boundaries (Recoded): Special Licence Access
8375 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Wave 8, 2016-2017, State Pension Age Data: Special Licence Access
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) 7956 European Union Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Survey, 2012: Special Licence Access
7730 European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights: Violence Against Women Survey, 2012: Special Licence Access
Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) 8630 Taking Part: the National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport, 2018-2019; Adult and Child Data: Special Licence Access
8446 Taking Part: the National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport, 2017-2018; Adult and Child Data: Special Licence Access
8379 Taking Part: the National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport, 2016-2017; Adult and Child Data: Special Licence Access
8071 Taking Part: the National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport, 2015-2016; Adult and Child Data: Special Licence Access
7873 Taking Part: the National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport, 2014-2015; Adult and Child Data: Special Licence Access
7710 Taking Part: the National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport, 2013-2014; Adult and Child Data: Special Licence Access
7372 Taking Part: the National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport, 2012-2013; Adult and Child Data: Special Licence Access
7223 Taking Part: the National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport, 2011-2012; Adult and Child Data: Special Licence Access
7345 Taking Part: the National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport, 2010-2011; Adult and Child Data: Special Licence Access
7344 Taking Part: the National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport, 2009-2010; Adult and Child Data: Special Licence Access
7343 Taking Part: the National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport, 2008-2009; Adult and Child Data: Special Licence Access
7342 Taking Part: the National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport, 2007-2008; Adult and Child Data: Special Licence Access
7341 Taking Part: the National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport, 2006-2007; Adult and Child Data: Special Licence Access
7340 Taking Part: the National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport, 2005-2006; Adult and Child Data: Special Licence Access
8295 Community Life Survey, 2016-2017: Special Licence Access
8082 Community Life Survey, 2015-2016: Special Licence Access
7837 Community Life Survey, 2014-2015: Special Licence Access
7561 Community Life Survey, 2013-2014: Special Licence Access
7433 Community Life Survey, 2012-2013: Special Licence Access
8125 Community Life Survey Experimental Online Data, 2015-2016: Special Licence Access
7901 Community Life Survey Experimental Online Data, 2014-2015: Special Licence Access
7738 Community Life Survey Experimental Online Data, 2013-2014: Special Licence Access
DEFRA and Welsh Government 8607 Farm Business Survey, 2018-2019: Special Licence Access
8452 Farm Business Survey, 2017-2018: Special Licence Access
8451 Farm Business Survey, 2016-2017: Special Licence Access
8158 Farm Business Survey, 2015-2016: Special Licence Access
7914 Farm Business Survey, 2014-2015: Special Licence Access
7659 Farm Business Survey, 2013-2014: Special Licence Access
7461 Farm Business Survey, 2012-2013: Special Licence Access
7231 Farm Business Survey, 2011-2012: Special Licence Access
6967 Farm Business Survey, 2010-2011: Special Licence Access
6682 Farm Business Survey, 2009-2010: Special Licence Access
6387 Farm Business Survey, 2008-2009: Special Licence Access
6144 Farm Business Survey, 2007-2008: Special Licence Access
5838 Farm Business Survey, 2006-2007: Special Licence Access
5662 Farm Business Survey, 2005-2006: Special Licence Access
5447 Farm Business Survey, 2004-2005: Special Licence Access
5228 Farm Business Survey, 2003-2004: Special Licence Access
4831 Farm Business Survey, 2002-2003: Special Licence Access
4830 Farm Business Survey, 2001-2002: Special Licence Access
4604 Farm Business Survey, 2000-2001: Special Licence Access
4603 Farm Business Survey, 1999-2000: Special Licence Access
4602 Farm Business Survey, 1998-1999: Special Licence Access
4002 Farm Business Survey, 1997-1998: Special Licence Access
3894 Farm Business Survey, 1996-1997: Special Licence Access
3893 Farm Business Survey, 1995-1996: Special Licence Access
3892 Farm Business Survey, 1994-1995: Special Licence Access
3507 Farm Business Survey, 1993-1994: Special Licence Access
3268 Farm Business Survey, 1992-1993: Special Licence Access
3003 Farm Business Survey, 1991-1992: Special Licence Access
2945 Farm Business Survey, 1990-1991: Special Licence Access
2849 Farm Business Survey, 1989-1990: Special Licence Access
2719 Farm Business Survey, 1988-1989: Special Licence Access
6378 Farm Business Survey, 1986-1987: Special Licence Access
2672 Farm Business Survey, 1985-1986: Special Licence Access
2578 Farm Business Survey, 1987-1988: Special Licence Access
2384 Farm Business Survey, 1984-1985: Special Licence Access
2383 Farm Business Survey, 1983-1984: Special Licence Access
2241 Farm Business Survey, 1982-1983: Special Licence Access
Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources

(CLOSER)

8548 Harmonised Childhood Environment and Adult Wellbeing Measures in Three Longitudinal Cohort Studies: MRC National Survey of Health and Development: Special Licence Access
8308 Harmonised Socio-Economic Measures in Four Longitudinal Cohort Studies: MRC National Survey of Health and Development: Special Licence Access
8209 Harmonised Height, Weight and BMI in Five Longitudinal Cohort Studies: MRC National Survey of Health and Development: Special Licence Access
8208 Harmonised Height, Weight and BMI in Five Longitudinal Cohort Studies: Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children: Special Licence Access
Find My Past 7856 Integrated Census Microdata (I-CeM) Names and Addresses, 1851-1911: Special Licence Access
Cancer Research UK 8751 Cancer Research UK Cancer Awareness Measures, 2019: Special Licence Access
8752 Cancer Research UK Cancer Awareness Measures, 2017: Special Licence Access
Department for Education 8782 Employer Skills Survey, 2019: Special Licence Access
8403 Employer Skills Survey, 2017: Special Licence Access
7997 Employer Skills Survey, 2015: Special Licence Access
7998 National Employer Skills Survey, 2003: Special Licence Access
7999 National Employer Skills Survey, 2004: Special Licence Access
8000 National Employer Skills Survey, 2005: Special Licence Access