DATA access

This page provides information on the organisations that provide their data through the SafePod Network and the types of data that are available.  It also provides a summary for researchers to understand the process of data access through the SafePod Network.


1. ORGANISATIONS PROVIDING DATA THROUGH THE SAFEPOD NETWORK

Office for National Statistics
All data held in the Office for National Statistics Secure Research Service is available from SafePods.  The Secure Research Service holds a wide variety of business, economic, education and health de-identified and unpublished data for public good research.

Data catalogue: You can search the Secure Research Service data catalogue here.
Contact: You can contact the Secure Research Service by email at research.support@ons.gov.uk or phone 01329 447871.


 

UK Data Service
All data held in the UK Data Service SecureLab is available from SafePods.  The SecureLab provides access to social and economic data that is too detailed, sensitive or confidential to be made available under their standard agreement.

Data Catalogue: You can search the SecureLab data catalogue here.
Contact: You can contact the UK Data Service by email at help@ukdataservice.ac.uk or phone 01206 872013.


SAIL Databank
All data held in the SAIL Databank is available from SafePods.  The SAIL Databank provides a wealth of health and population data for research in the public good.

Data catalogue: You can search the SAIL Databank catalogue here.
Contact: You can contact the SAIL Databank by email at SAILDatabank@swansea.ac.uk.



Scottish Government
Education data held by the Scottish Government is available for research from SafePods.  Further information about their education data is available from here.

Contact: You can contact the Scottish Government for information about their education data by email at statistics.enquiries@gov.scot.


2. SUMMARY PROCESS OF DATA ACCCESS THROUGH THE SAFEPOD NETWORK

The process for data access through the SafePod Network is as follows:

  • A researcher must have an approved project with a Data Centre that has joined the SafePod Network.
  • A researcher must be registered with the SafePod Network.  Details on the registration process is here.
  • Following registration, a researcher must then complete an online training questionnaire about SafePod policy.
  • Once the questionnaire has been passed, a researcher can then make a SafePod booking through this website.
  • Once the booking has been confirmed by the Data Centre, then a researcher can attend at their chosen SafePod to access their project data.

For any further help or guidance about the data access process please contact the SafePod Network.