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How to access : Apply for project accreditation

If the capabilities of the Integrated Data Service (IDS) platform align with your project, we may ask you to submit an accreditation application.

Projects are accredited using Section C of the Research Code of Practice and Accreditation Criteria (opens in a new tab) , approved by the UK Parliament in July 2018.

As part of your application, we may ask you about:

  • the purpose, aims and duration of the project
  • the personal data involved and how it will be used
  • methods and software used
  • who will be involved, including team members and sponsor
  • how the project will impact and benefit the public

We will review project application submissions and may ask for additional information or amendments. We will be checking for and, where necessary, getting the relevant data owner approvals.

Timeline of application

We will submit your application to the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) and the Research Accreditation Panel (RAP) and inform you of their accreditation decisions.

The timeline for this process may vary, depending on the:

  • nature and complexity of your proposal
  • data requirements
  • ethical considerations

At this stage in the beta phase, we estimate that the review and accreditation process of the formal project application may take four to eight weeks.

Work is underway to ensure the application process is as simple as possible, while maintaining our commitment to rigorous security and ethical checks.