Member Network Meetings

SDAP members are notified of events through our membership newsletter. Registration for our events is now staged through Eventbrite. Our Member Events are available only to fully signed up members.

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2023 Calendar of Member Events

  • March 21st 2023 – hosted remotely by UK Data Archive, University of Essex. Final Agenda here. Guest Speaker – Kirsten Dutton (on behalf of Richard Welpton), ESRC, presented and consulted on ‘Future Data Services’, programme by UKRI, more information here Network wide Service Updates from all in attendance.
  • June 20th 2023 – hosted by The Francis Crick Institute (London) on behalf of UK Data Archive, University of Essex – mixed face to face and remote. Update on, ‘Synthetic data production and research use’, plus, staging our new platform – Member Spotlight – featuring new member The Francis Crick Institute, London. Full agenda here. Please contact for more details, including the registration link.
  • September 19th 2023 – full details of meeting format closer to the date.
  • December 12th 2023 – full details of meeting format closer to the date.

2022 Calendar of Member Events





  • June 8th 2018, hosted by The Health Foundation
  • September 6th 2018, hosted by Office for National Statistics (Minutes)
  • December 11th 2018, hosted by HMRC (Minutes)


  • August 15th 2018, Statistical Disclosure Control, hosted by The Health Foundation

This Workshop brought together staff who undertake statistical disclosure control checks on statistical results produced from confidential sources of data.  The Workshop explored:

  • identifying challenges with the practice of checking and releasing statistics
  • managing requests from analysts and researchers
  • developing solutions for the smooth-running of statistical disclosure control

**update:  we ran a session entitled ‘the good, the bad and the ugly of outputs’, where we each provided an example of a good and not so good experience of a statistical output request.  The examples can be found here.**


May 2018, IASSIST, Montreal, Canada – Carlotta Greci (The Health Foundation) presented the SDC Handbook on behalf of SDAP.  See conference presentation here.

July 2018, ESRC Research Methods Festival – Richard Welpton (Cancer Research UK) presented the SDAP_Competency_Framework at the ESRC Research Methods Festival, July 2018. See conference presentation, video and listen to podcast. Accompanying LSE Impact Blog article

October 2019, UNECE conference, The HagueRichard Welpton (The Health Foundation) and Simon Parker (Cancer Research UK) presented the SDC Handbook on behalf of SDAP. See conference paper and presentation.