Information about how registered users can apply for access to Controlled data via the UK Data Service Secure Lab is available below.
Access to the Secure Lab is available to researchers who can fulfil the access requirements for the data required:
Attend a training course
Before users can access any Controlled data they must have successfully completed the Safe User of Research data Environments (SURE) training course. The UK Data Service holds these courses fortnightly in London, and users who apply for access will be contacted to arrange attendance.
After attending the training course, users are provided with their login credentials for access to the UK Data Service Secure Lab.
Note: The SURE training course is now part of the ONS Approved Researcher Scheme to become an ONS Accredited Researcher.
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