The Secure Data Service (SDS) has now been replaced by the UK Data Service Secure Lab. The SDS provides researchers with secure access to data in the fields of social science, economics and the humanities that are too detailed or are considered to be too confidential, sensitive or potentially disclosive to be made available under the standard licences of the UK Data Service. Currently, collections include:
A number of policies, procedures and guides relating to the use of the SDS are available here.
The security of the service is achieved by means of:
Researchers are able to access the data remotely from a safe room in their home institution, for the purposes of analysis and collaboration only; the data may not be downloaded.