Data Awareness Training
Cancer Research UK (Cancer Intelligence team) and The Health Foundation have worked together on a set of training slides which they would like to share with others. Based on the Five Safes framework, these cover the following aspects of accessing data in a Safe Setting:
- The Five Safes: how this framework (originally developed by Professor Felix Ritchie at the ONS) provides a useful information governance framework
- About data: why are some data more ‘sensitive’ than others? how does the law apply? why are different ways of accessing the data? (covering Safe Data and Safe Projects)
- Safe People: what do we expect from people accessing sensitive data?
- Safe Outputs: what is Statistical Disclosure Control (SDE)? Why is it important for analytical/research outputs released from a Safe Setting? How is SDC undertaken (this links to our SDC Handbook).
The materials include the slides and assessments used by Cancer Intelligence and The Health Foundation; you can take these materials and adapt to your own circumstances.
Safe Researcher Training
Professor Felix Ritchie (formerly of ONS and now at University of West of England) has co-ordinated the development of a new Safe Researcher Training course. This must be undertaken by anybody wishing to access ONS sensitive data.
You can find the materials here: http://www.saferesearchertraining.org/links.html
Other course materials
We know that a few other services have their own training. We’re happy to post other services’ training material on this website. Please just contact us if you wish to do so.