The National Statistician’s Data Ethics Advisory Committee (NSDEC) has been established to advise the National Statistician that the access, use and sharing of public data, for research and statistical purposes, is ethical and for the public good.
NSDEC will consider project and policy proposals, which make use of innovative and novel data, from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Government Statistical Service (GSS) and advise the National Statistician on the ethical appropriateness of these.
NSDEC are scheduled to meet quarterly and will have a key role in ensuring transparency around the access, use and sharing of data for statistical purposes. All meeting papers and minutes will be published on the UK Statistics Authority website.
Apply to NSDEC
If you are from ONS, Government or the third sector and would like ethical advice from the National Statistician’s Data Ethics Advisory Committee on your research proposal, then contact the Data Ethics team, at email@example.com.
Please visit the Data Ethics page for more information about the processes that the UK Statistics Authority has developed to help researchers consider the ethics of their research.