Better Use of Data for Research: Information for researchers

Further information and guidance about the accreditation of researchers and research projects will be published here shortly.

Individuals and organisations considering making an application for accreditation as a researcher can email research.accreditation@statistics.gov.uk. The Research framework in the Digital Economy Act is underpinned by the Research Code of Practice and accreditation criteria, which was approved by the UK Parliament in July 2018. As the statutory accrediting body, the UK Statistics Authority will establish a Research Accreditation Panel to oversee the independent accreditation of processors, researchers and research projects. Further information about the ONS Approved Researcher scheme is available via the link opposite.

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