Information for researchers

The research framework in the Digital Economy Act 2017 is underpinned by the Research Code of Practice and Accreditation Criteria, which was approved by the UK Parliament in July 2018.

As the statutory accrediting body, the UK Statistics Authority has established a Research Accreditation Panel to oversee the independent accreditation of processors, researchers and research projects.

Guidance for researchers and research project proposals can be found in the ‘Documents for Download’ section below. Also available is a good-practice example of a completed research project application with further guidance.

Applicants can submit research projects to the Research Accreditation Panel via their chosen DEA accredited processor.