Safe Researcher Training
In order to work with sensitive data, especially health care records, you must be an accredited Safe Researcher. The Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research (SCADR) runs a Safe Researcher course which has been accredited by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The course is a full day of lectures and group work, followed by an online test which you must pass in order to become accredited. Safe Researcher Accreditation lasts for 5 years. Have a look on the SCADR website for dates on upcoming courses. Similar training – Safe User of Research data Environments (SURE) training – is offered by ONS for researchers in England and Wales.