Working with the Office for National Statistics: Becoming an Accredited Researcher?


Bio: Mary has worked for the Office for National Statistics for just over a year, having formerly been an academic researcher. She works within the Statistical Support team, one of several teams within the Integrated Data Programme and Service directorate who run the Secure Research Service (SRS). The SRS is a trusted research environment where Accredited Researchers may access de-identified unpublished data for research projects that are for the public good.

The ONS Secure Research Service is a Trusted Research Environment (TRE) that provides access to de-identified unpublished data to enable research for the public good. In this session attendees will gain an understanding of the wide range of data we provide access to; what kind of research projects have successfully used data; and find out about the process for becoming an Accredited Researcher; under the Digital Economy Act. In this session we will outline the principles that govern access to data; which sit under the Five Safes Framework; Safe People; Safe Projects; Safe Settings; Safe Outputs and Safe Data. There will also be time at the end of the session for attendees to ask specific questions from our experts around the current process or ideas for future projects.