The SafePod Network (SPN) is a major new innovation providing researchers with standardised safe settings (SafePods) across the UK for data that requires secure access for research.
All SafePods operate under standardised policies and procedures and provide approved researchers with access to their project datasets from Data Centres that join the SPN. So far, this includes:
The major benefits of the SPN are outlined here.
The SafePod Network is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and is part of the Administrative Data Research UK programme.
A SafePod is a standardised safe setting that provides the security and controls for data that requires secure access for research. A SafePod includes a door control access system, CCTV, a researcher area for dataset analysis, secure IT cupboard and a height adjustable desk.
View the go live status for SafePods here.
Read more about SafePods and how datasets are accessed here.
Researchers must register with the SPN (which includes passing an online training questionnaire on the SPN User Agreement) before a SafePod can be booked and used to access project datasets. Further details about the researcher registration process is available here.
Once registered, a researcher can book and use any SafePod in the network for access to their project data from an SPN Data Centre.
A number of organisations provide a wide variety of data for researchers to access through the SafePod Network. For more information click here.
The major objectives of the SPN are to:
You can read about our principles for secure data access here.
Researcher registration process
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