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Standards and governance

Eligibility criteria

Both researchers and their projects are held up against strict eligibility criteria.

Researchers must

  • be ‘fit and proper’
  • have the necessary expertise to do the work (or, in the case of PhD students, have expert guidance available)
  • be affiliated with a UK academic institution, government organisation or an independent research organisation eligible for RCUK funding
  • not previously have been banned from using the Network or any affiliated organisations

The research projects must

  • demonstrate administrative data is essential and the information they need cannot be found elsewhere
  • be feasible
  • have passed formal ethical review
  • demonstrate potential public benefit
  • demonstrate scientific merit
  • have a non-commercial purpose

Page last updated: 30/06/2017