List of accredited processors under the Research Strand of the Digital Economy Act

Digital Economy Act (DEA) Accredited Processors are accredited for the purposes of processing data, whether that processing be concerned principally with the linkage or de-identification of data, or the storage and provision of secure access to the de-identified data.

The table below presents the processors who have been accredited under the Research Strand of the DEA.

If your organisation is interested in becoming an Accredited Processor please email


Accredited ProcessorAccreditation TypeAccreditation PeriodLink to Processor
NISRA Research Support UnitPreparation and provision24 May 2019 - 31 May 2024
Office for National Statistics (and ONS Secure Research Service)Preparation and provision (and ONS Secure Research Service - provision only)12 August 2019 - 31 July 2024




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