How to Access

Once approved, researchers will access de-identified extracts of data for their project through our secure data environment which has been developed in association with Public Health Scotland and hosted by EPCC at the University of Edinburgh. Researchers can access statistical and analytical tools within the environment such as RStudio. The secure platform puts virtual walls around data so that researchers can only access the data extracts for which they have been approved.

Charter for Safe Havens in Scotland


During the beta phase of our development, the DataLoch team developed a secure data environment. This infrastructure safely and securely allows the advanced analytical tooling and supporting software management solutions that are increasingly required to develop software to support new medical devices and other innovations.

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Medical scientist in a lab wearing a mask over her mouth, but not over her nose.