Newcomers: UKDS SecureLab

Remote access to controlled (sensitive personal) data

  • Tue 11 Jan 22

    13:00 - 14:00

  • Online


  • Event speaker

    Beate Lichtwardt, James Rayner

  • Event type

    Workshops, training and support

  • Event organiser

    Research and Enterprise Office

  • Contact details

    UK Data Service

This training session is aimed at early-career researchers and will introduce them to the UK Data Service SecureLab.

The ability to get access to, link and analyse controlled microdata for research is a crucial skill for any early-career academic.  Proficiency in being able to understand and use secure data environments is increasingly important for producing high impact, policy-relevant research outputs.

This training session will introduce early-career researchers to the UKDS SecureLab, in particular, and to secure data environments, in general; their philosophy, access and use conditions; and the resources and support available from the UK Data Service. We will cover the 5 Safes Framework, how to apply to access these data, options for importing and linking data, and access to international controlled microdata via our involvement in the International Data Access Network (IDAN).

By the end of this training session the participants will:

  • Have an understanding of the rich data sources available via the UK Data Service SecureLab.
  • Have an understanding of secure data environments and how they work, as well as the process for applying to access sensitive data sources.
  • Be familiar with all aspects of the 5 Safes Framework.
  • Know how to import data into the SecureLab.
  • Understand the possible options for linking data within the SecureLab.
  • Have an overview of which controlled international data are available to them.
  • Know how to contact us for expert advice and keep in touch with new developments.

Event details

  • Tuesday 11 January 2022
  • 1pm - 2pm

Booking links

Staff booking | PGR booking