💖 We love data – Happy Anniversary Safepod 💖 #LoveDataWeek 💖

It is hard to believe it is already one year since the University of Dundee SafePod opened for use. Located on the top floor of the Main Library, the SafePod is a small standardised safe setting that provides the physical security and controls for a researcher to access sensitive datasets. Approved researchers with a project approval in place with a Data Centre that has joined the SafePod Network (SPN) can make use of the SafePod.

One year on we have even more reasons to love our SafePod. Two Data Centres have been added to the list of organisations that provide access to their sensitive datasets from Safepods in the last year and there are more to come.


The Scottish Government are producers of official statistics, providing an accurate and up-to-date picture of Scotland’s economy and society.  Data held by the Scottish Government is available for research from SafePods.

Data catalogue: list of Scottish Government data is available.
Data application: Further information about how to make a Scottish Government data application.
Contact: You can contact the Scottish Government regarding access to their data by emailing: statistics.enquiries@gov.scot.


The Honest Broker Service provides access to Health and Social Care Northern Ireland data for approved research in the public good.  All data available via the Honest Broker Service’s Secure electronic Research Platform is available from SafePods.

Data Catalogue: You can search the Honest Broker Service catalogue.

Data application: Further information about how to make a data application is available.

Contact: You can contact the Honest Broker Service by e-mail at HonestBrokerService@hscni.net

At the Safepod Network website you can see a full list of organisations that make sensitive data available via the SPN.

Since Dundee opened it’s Safepod, new Safepods have opened at the University of Bath, University of Cambridge, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Sheffield, University of Leicester, University of York, Lancaster University, Northumbria University and Durham University. The University of Aberdeen and the University of Highlands and Islands will be opening soon. Wherever you travel in the UK, you won’t be far from the network.

Find out more about the University of Dundee Safepod. It is already starting to look like another busy year for us. We look forward to welcoming you soon!  #LoveData23


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