Welcome to the Working Group for Safe Data Access Professionals.
Established in 2011 by Tanvi Desai (formally of the London School of Economics and Administrative Data Service), the purpose of the Group is to facilitate sharing of expertise, best practice and knowledge between organisations engaged in providing secure access to confidential sources of data from the health and social science research sector.
Find out more about what we do.
To date, the Group is made up of representatives from the following organisations:
- Cancer Research UK
- Central Statistics Office, Ireland
- Genomics England
- German Cancer Research Centre
- GESIS – Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences
- HMRC Data Lab
- NatCen Social Research
- NDORMS – University of Oxford
- Office for National Statistics Secure Research Service
- Public Health Scotland
- The Evidence Quarter (What Works Network)
- The Health Foundation
- The Alan Turing Institute
- UK Data Service
- University of Dundee
- University of Edinburgh
- University of Leeds
- University of Liverpool
- University of Manchester
- University of Sheffield
The Group meets quarterly; further special meetings are arranged throughout the year to discuss special topics, such as statistical disclosure control.
We’re working on a number of initiatives to create resources for staff working to provide secure access to sensitive data.
If you’re working in a secure data facility, or have been tasked with setting one up and looking for some help and guidance, please contact us, we’d love to help.