The CDRC creates, supplies, maintains and delivers data to a wide range of users who wish to conduct research using big consumer data. We provide data with three different levels of access:
Open data service
Data which are freely available to all for any purpose – examples may include geodemographic data derived from the Census.
Safeguarded data service
Data to which access is restricted because of license conditions, but where data are not considered ‘personally-identifiable’ or otherwise sensitive – an example might include data from retail companies on store turnover.
Access is available via a remote service with registration and project approval requirements.
Secure data service
Controlled data: data which need to be held under the most secure conditions with highly restricted access. Examples might include data on individual consumer purchases.
Access is available via secure services at CDRC sites, with registration and project approval requirements.