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Accessing data

All users are required to agree the terms and conditions of use of data.

Open data do not require users to be registered with the UK Data Service but may be subject to an Open Government Licence (OGL) or a Creative Commons Licence (CC). 

Safeguarded and Controlled data require users to be registered with the UK Data Service. Users who register have to accept our End User Licence (EUL) which is agreed to during the registration process.

Safeguarded data:

  • Standard access: Applies to the majority of our data collections and only requires user and project registration. These data are fully anonymised.
  • Special Conditions: Some data collections are subject to additional conditions of access such as: depositor permission required; or the user's agreement to a special condition during the download process.
  • Special Licence: Data collections that contain more detailed information require users to complete a set of Special Licence forms. 

Controlled data:

  • Data collections that are only accessible via the Secure Lab are subject to additional conditions of access such as the completion of special forms and attending a training course.

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