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About the Integrated Data Service (IDS) : 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

Email the Integrated Data Service (IDS) Customer Support team for more information at (opens in a new tab)