Where can I access further support?
For further support in addressing ethical issues in your planned project or incorporating ethical principles, please contact the UK Statistics Authority Data Ethics team (Data.Ethics@statistics.gov.uk) or visit our webpages for further information on the support services that we offer.
The UK Statistics Authority’s ethics self-assessment tool provides a framework for researchers to self-assess their uses of data for research against our ethical principles. Researchers using third party data in a research project are advised to complete an ethics self-assessment.
For further support in accessing and acquiring third party data, please consult your internal data sharing/acquisition team. If your organisation does not have a dedicated team, please check any internal guidelines and policies associated with the use and collection of administrative, open, or commercial data sources. If you are based within the Office for National Statistics, please contact the data acquisition team (Data.Acquisition@ons.gov.uk).
For further support in ensuring adequate data protection, please contact your data protection, information security, or governance team within your organisation. If you are based within the Office for National Statistics, please contact the data protection team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For further support in considering appropriate legal gateways and legal compliance, please contact your internal legal team within your organisation. If you are based within the Office for National Statistics, please contact the legal services team (email@example.com).
Feedback on this checklist
This checklist has been published as an open draft for comment and feedback. It aims to provide a practical resource for the research and statistical community regarding ethical considerations in the use of data collected by third party organisations.
We would welcome views and feedback on this checklist from interested parties, including how it can be further improved or how useful it has been for your project. If you would like to share your thoughts with us, or are interested in collaborating, please contact the Centre for Applied Data Ethics team or visit our webpages.
We look forward to hearing from you.