Tell us whether you accept cookies

We use cookies to collect information about how you use We use this information to make the website work as well as possible and improve our services.

You have accepted all additional cookies. You have rejected all additional cookies. You can change your cookie preferences at any time.

Skip to main content

About the Integrated Data Service : Benefits

The Integrated Data Service (IDS) changes the way de-identified data about our society and economy are made available for vital research in the UK.

It does this by offering a more secure platform and encouraging greater collaboration to influence crucial policies.


Hosting on a secure cloud-based platform means:

  • reduced analytical platform and resource costs
  • access to more visualisation tools
  • flexible access to a variety of rich data sources


Producing better statistical and analytical outputs means that we can:

  • improve the culture of analytical collaboration
  • build public trust in statistics
  • inform complex policies, such as quality of life, jobs, education and crime


Bringing together diverse datasets means that we can help:

  • inform targeted policy interventions through rapid analysis of data and evidence
  • inform the prioritisation of services, such as healthcare
  • achieve value for money in identifying, acquiring, accessing, and processing data

You can email the IDS Customer Support team for more information at (opens in a new tab)