Consumer Data Research Centre

Using our Data Services

The following documents provide further information and guidance on using the Centre’s data services:

User Guide

This guide explains the Centre’s data services and how researchers can access them.  It identifies the different types of data the Centre holds and the service tiers through which these data sets are available.

View User Guide (PDF)

Research Approval Guidelines

This document details the evaluation criteria for those wishing to access data available via the Safeguarded and Secure services. Please note that the approval process takes around 3 weeks for safeguarded and 6-8 weeks for a secure data service application.

View Research Approvals Guidelines (PDF)

Initial Proposal Form

Users should complete the following online form to submit an initial proposal for the use of data available via the Safeguarded and Secure services:

Initial Proposal Form

Please note that you should receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of completing the form, if you do not receive a confirmation email please contact

Services Overview and User Journey

Download User Journey as PDF