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 please download and complete the adjacent application form and return to at least two weeks before the next meeting.

Meetings of NSDEC for 2017 will be on the following dates:

24 January

25 April

4 July

10 October

The application and guidance have been developed following consideration from a range of relevant practices relating to the ethics around the use of data.

As the range of projects deliberated on by NSDEC broadens, we see the application form and guidance evolving to ensure they are fit for purpose for all projects related to statistics and research.

If you have any recommendations for inclusion within the application form please contact us at