July 2021


Additional application measures have been agreed with data owners to ensure continued research access to SecureLab whilst mitigating risks posed by people working outside their institutional environments.

If you plan to apply to access ONS and non-ONS secure datasets, you must apply to access ONS data first.


Compulsory application process

For Accredited Researchers to access the non-ONS data listed below, you must:

  1. Evidence you meet the compulsory criteria to access Secure Lab under ‘normal’ working conditions
  2. Complete and return the additional Secure Access agreement: COVID-19 temporary home working (Non-ONS data)
  3. If you want to access ONS secure data as well, you must apply for ONS secure data before applying for non-ONS access.
  4. You will then be permitted to use your organisationally/institutionally approved method of remotely accessing your organisational/institutional office computer, at the location specified in your application, and using only the IP address we have on record.

Please note any additional restrictions required by data owners carefully, as set out in the table below. Use of data from home not listed below will constitute a breach of the agreement.


More information

COVID-19: Application changes to SecureLab during the pandemic

COVID-19: What additional non-ONS access criteria must I follow?

COVID-19: Accessing SecureLab FAQs

COVID-19: General FAQs


Permitted non-ONS datasets, following successful application

The following data owners permit continued safe access to the datasets listed below from home temporarily, with additional conditions being met. This applies only to the current temporary lockdown period where users are unable to travel to their work site, and ONLY where data owners have agreed.

Data owner agreed to nine additional conditions for Secure Lab access Study Number (SN) Study
Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) 6340 British Household Panel Survey, Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Secure Data Service Access, National Grid Reference (Easting, Northing, OSGRDIND)
7332 Understanding Society: Innovation Panel, Waves 1-11, 2008-2018: Secure Access, National Grid Reference (Easting, Northing, OSGRDIND)
6676 Understanding Society: Waves 1-9 2009-2018 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Secure Access
7642 Understanding Society: Wave 1, 2009-2011: Linked National Pupil Database: Secure Access
Centre for Longitudinal Studies 7758 Millennium Cohort Study: Geographical Identifiers, First Survey: Secure Access
7759 Millennium Cohort Study: Geographical Identifiers, Second Survey: Secure Access
7760 Millennium Cohort Study: Geographical Identifiers, Third Survey: Secure Access
7761 Millennium Cohort Study: Geographical Identifiers, Fourth Survey: Secure Access
7762 Millennium Cohort Study: Geographical Identifiers, Fifth Survey, 2001 Census Boundaries: Secure Access
7763 Millennium Cohort Study: Geographical Identifiers, Fifth Survey, 2011 Census Boundaries: Secure Access
7846 National Child Development Study: Sweep 6, 1999-2000: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access
7866 National Child Development Study: Sweep 7, 2004-2005: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access
7867 National Child Development Study: Sweep 8, 2008-2009: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access
7868 National Child Development Study: Sweep 9, 2001 Census Boundaries, 2013-2014: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access
7869 National Child Development Study: Sweep 9, 2011 Census Boundaries, 2013-2014: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access
8218 National Child Development Study: Sweep 3: 1971 Census Boundaries, 1974: Secure Access
8219 National Child Development Study: Sweep 3: 1981 Census Boundaries, 1974: Secure Access
8220 National Child Development Study: Sweep 4, 1981: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access
8221 National Child Development Study: Sweep 5, 1991: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access
8111 1970 British Cohort Study: Twenty-Nine-Year Follow-Up, 1999-2000: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access
8112 1970 British Cohort Study: Thirty-Four-Year Follow-Up, 2004-2005: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access
8113 1970 British Cohort Study: Thirty-Eight-Year Follow-Up, 2008-2009: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access
8114 1970 British Cohort Study: Forty-Two-Year Follow-Up, 2001 Census Boundaries, 2012: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access
8115 1970 British Cohort Study: Forty-Two-Year Follow-Up, 2011 Census Boundaries, 2012: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access
8211 1970 British Cohort Study: Ten-Year Follow-Up, 1980: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access
8212 1970 British Cohort Study: Sixteen-Year Follow-Up, 1986: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access
8312 1970 British Cohort Study: Twenty-Six-Year Follow-Up, 1996: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access
8555 1970 British Cohort Study: Forty-Six-Year Follow-Up, 2016-2018: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access
8226 Millennium Cohort Study: Ofsted Linked Data, 2006-2012: Secure Access
8227 Millennium Cohort Study: Ofsted and Teacher Survey Linked Data, 2008: Secure Access
8231 Millennium Cohort Study: Geographical Identifiers, Sixth Survey, 2001 Census Boundaries: Secure Access
8232 Millennium Cohort Study: Geographical Identifiers, Sixth Survey, 2011 Census Boundaries: Secure Access
8302 Millennium Cohort Study: NHS Patient Episode Database for Wales, Linked Administrative Datasets: ICD-10 Codes in Continuous Spells, 2001-2012: Secure Access
8394 Millennium Cohort Study: Fifth Survey, Banded Distances to English Grammar Schools, 2012: Secure Access
8481 Millennium Cohort Study: Linked Education Administrative Datasets (National Pupil Database), England: Secure Access (also legacy datasets SN 6862 and SN 7712, which were replaced by SN 8481)
8681 Next Steps: Linked Health Administrative Datasets (Hospital Episode Statistics), England, 1998-2017: Secure Access
with Scottish Government 7414 Millennium Cohort Study: Linked Education Administrative Dataset (KS1), Scotland: Secure Access
with Welsh Government 7415 Millennium Cohort Study: Linked Education Administrative Dataset (KS1), Wales: Secure Access
7104 Next Steps: Sweeps 1-8, 2004-2016: Secure Access (LYSPE1)
8189 Next Steps: Sweeps 1 and 8, 2001 and 2016: Geographical Identifiers, 2001 Census Boundaries: Secure Access (LYSPE1)
8190 Next Steps: Sweep 8, 2016: Geographical Identifiers, 2011 Census Boundaries: Secure Access (LYSPE1)
8084 1970 British Cohort Study: Sweeps 3-9, 1980-2012, Townsend Index (LSOA) Linked Data: Secure Access
8085 National Child Development Study: Sweeps 3-9, 1974-2013, Townsend Index (LSOA) Linked Data: Secure Access
8656 Next Steps: Sweeps 1-7, 2004-2010: Secure Access
8697 National Child Development Study: Linked Health Administrative Datasets (Hospital Episode Statistics), England, 1997-2017: Secure Access
8704 National Child Development Study: Local Authority Data, 1958-1974: Secure Access
8709 Millennium Cohort Study: Linked Health Administrative Data (Scottish Medical Records), Child Health Reviews, 2000-2015: Secure Access
8710 Millennium Cohort Study: Linked Health Administrative Data (Scottish Medical Records), Prescribing Information System, 2009-2015: Secure Access
8711 Millennium Cohort Study: Linked Health Administrative Data (Scottish Medical Records), Scottish Immunisation and Recall System, 2000-2015: Secure Access
8712 Millennium Cohort Study: Linked Health Administrative Data (Scottish Medical Records), Scottish Birth Records, 2000-2002: Secure Access
8713 Millennium Cohort Study: Linked Health Administrative Data (Scottish Medical Records), Inpatient and Day Care Attendance, 2000-2015: Secure Access
8714 Millennium Cohort Study: Linked Health Administrative Data (Scottish Medical Records), Outpatient Attendance, 2001-2015: Secure Access
8733 1970 British Cohort Study: Linked Health Administrative Datasets (Hospital Episode Statistics), England, 1997-2017: Secure Access
8753 Millennium Cohort Study, Sweeps 1-7, 2001-2019: Socio-Economic, Accommodation and Occupational Data: Secure Access
8754 Millennium Cohort Study, Sweeps 1-7, 2001-2019: Self-Reported Health, Behaviour and Fertility: Secure Access
8755 Millennium Cohort Study, Sweeps 1-7, 2001-2019: Demographics, Language and Religion: Secure Access
8756 Millennium Cohort Study, Sweeps 1-7, 2001-2019: Exact Participation Dates: Secure Access
8757 Millennium Cohort Study: Geographical Identifiers, Seventh Survey: Secure Access
8758 Millennium Cohort Study: Geographical Identifiers, Seventh Survey, 2001 Census Boundaries: Secure Access
8759 Millennium Cohort Study: Geographical Identifiers, Seventh Survey, 2011 Census Boundaries: Secure Access
Department for Transport 7559 National Travel Survey, 2002-2017: Secure Access
Department for Communities and Local Government 8121 English Housing Survey, 2014-2016: Secure Access
6923 English Housing Survey, 2008-2014: Secure Access
8004 English House Condition Survey, 1996; 2001 – 2007: Secure Access
7403 Citizenship Survey, 2005-2011: Secure Access
7686 Continuous Recording of Social Housing Lettings and Sales (CORE), 2007/08-2017/18: Secure Access
NatCen Social Research 8425 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Waves 1-8, 2002-2017: Census 2001 Lower Layer Super Output Areas: Secure Access
8434 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Waves 6-8, 2012-2017: Census 2011 Lower Layer Super Output Areas: Secure Access
8444 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Wave 8, 2016-2017, Primary Data: Secure Access
8445 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Wave 8, 2016-2017, State Pension Age Data: Secure Access
8438 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Waves 4-8, 2008-2017: Local Authority District Post-2009 Boundaries: Secure Access
8436 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Waves 6-8, 2012-2017: Census 2011 Rural-Urban Indicators: Secure Access
8435 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Waves 6-8, 2012-2017: Census 2011 Middle Layer Super Output Areas: Secure Access
8428 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Waves 1-8, 2002-2017: Census 2001 Rural-Urban Indicators: Secure Access
8427 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Waves 1-8, 2002-2017: Population Density for Postcode Sectors: Secure Access
8426 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Waves 1-8, 2002-2017: Census 2001 Middle Layer Super Output Areas: Secure Access
8424 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Waves 1-8, 2002-2017: Local Authority District Pre-2009 Boundaries: Secure Access
8423 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Waves 1-8, 2002-2017: Index of Multiple Deprivation Score: Secure Access
IPSOS MORI 8066 ADDResponse: European Social Survey Round 6 (UK) Plus Auxiliary Data, 2010-2014: Secure Access
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) 7883 Energy Follow Up Survey, 2011: Lookup File: Secure Access
Scottish Government
8544 Growing Up in Scotland: Cohort 2, Early Learning and Childcare Administrative Data, 2013-2015: Secure Access
8543 Growing Up in Scotland: Cohort 1, Early Learning and Childcare Administrative Data, 2008-2010: Secure Access
8542 Growing Up in Scotland: Cohort 2, Sweep 3, Geography Data, Intermediate Geography and Local Authority, 2015-2016: Secure Access
8540 Growing Up in Scotland: Cohort 2, Sweep 2, Geography Data, Intermediate Geography and Local Authority, 2013-2014: Secure Access
8538 Growing Up in Scotland: Cohort 2, Sweep 1, Geography Data, Intermediate Geography and Local Authority, 2010-2011: Secure Access
8536 Growing Up in Scotland: Cohort 1, Sweep 9, Urban-Rural Classification and Deciles of Carstairs Scores, 2017-2018: Secure Access
8535 Growing Up in Scotland: Cohort 1, Sweep 9, Geography Data, Intermediate Geography and Local Authority, 2017-2018: Secure Access
8533 Growing Up in Scotland: Cohort 1, Sweep 8, Geography Data, Intermediate Geography and Local Authority,2014-2015: Secure Access
8531 Growing Up in Scotland: Cohort 1, Sweep 7, Geography Data, Intermediate Geography and Local Authority, 2012-2013: Secure Access
8529 Growing Up in Scotland: Cohort 1, Sweep 6, Geography Data, Intermediate Geography and Local Authority, 2010-2011: Secure Access
8527 Growing Up in Scotland: Cohort 1, Sweep 5, Intermediate Geography and Local Authority, 2009-2010: Secure Access
8525 Growing Up in Scotland: Cohort 1, Sweep 4, Geography Data, Intermediate Geography and Local Authority, 2008-2009: Secure Access
8523 Growing Up in Scotland: Cohort 1, Sweep 3, Geography Data, Intermediate Geography and Local Authority, 2007-2008: Secure Access
8519 Growing Up in Scotland: Child Cohort, Sweep 1, Geography Data, Intermediate Geography and Local Authority, 2005-2006: Secure Access
8521 Growing Up in Scotland: Cohort 1, Sweep 2, Geography Data, Intermediate Geography and Local Authority, 2006-2007: Secure Access
8517 Growing Up in Scotland: Cohort 1, Sweep 1, Geography Data, Intermediate Geography and Local Authority, 2005-2006: Secure Access
Department for Education 7628 National Pupil Database, Key Stage 5, Tier 4, 2002-2016: Secure Access
7626 National Pupil Database, Key Stage 2, Tier 4, 2002-2016: Secure Access
7627 National Pupil Database, Key Stage 4, Tier 4, 2002-2016: Secure Access
7838 Our Future: Waves 1-3, 2013-2015: Secure Access
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) 7196 Family Resources Survey, 2005/06-2017/18 and Households Below Average Income, 1994/95-2017/18: Safe Room Access
UCL Smart Energy Research Lab (SERL) 8643 Smart Energy Research Lab Exploratory Data, 2019-2020: Secure Access
8666 Smart Energy Research Lab Observatory Data, 2019-2020: Secure Access
Institute for Global Health, University College London 8179 National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles, 2010-2012: Biological Data: Secure Access
8178 National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles, 2010-2012: Secure Access