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Previous Data Access Requests

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all requests that are submitted to the Statistics Data Access Panel and Statistics Public Benefit and Privacy Panel. They are detailed in the table below with the most recent applications at the top. If you submit a request to the Statistics Public Benefit and Privacy Panel, it will be published on this page below.

*Any assessment that receives a score of 12 or more is sent to the panel for assessment. The Panel may also discuss applications for data based on other criteria warranting review. Scoring may be subsequently revised during assessment.

2018

Title of request

Risk Score*

Decision

Justification

Date of Decision

University of Glasgow- Investigating the spatial distribution of Scottish households in the most severe financial need

10

Access Granted

Access to Scottish Welfare Fund data to map the spatial distribution of households in the most severe financial need, in order to inform local and national policymakers concerned with addressing severe deprivation.

October 2018

Jacobs Engineering - Inshes to Smithton link road in Inverness

13

Access Granted

Access to Scottish Household Survey data to build travel demand matrices to inform the stage 3 assessment of the Inshes to Smithton link road in Inverness.

April 2018

ScotCen- Marketing of Nicotine Vapour Products (NVPs)

13

Access Granted

Follow-up research with Scottish Household Survey participants to assess the impact of different approaches of NVP (e-Cigarette) products in Scotland and England.

February 2018

 

2017

Title of request

Risk Score*

Decision

Justification

Date of Decision

National Records of Scotland - Census

8

Access Granted

Access to Scottish Household Survey data requested to help with development of Census.

September 2017

University of Glasgow and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

9

Access Granted

Access to the linked dataset from homelessness and health  project and justice data, to describe health outcomes among people with the overlapping combination of adverse social and health experiences known as severe and multiple disadvantage (SMD), in order to identify opportunities for prevention and mitigation and to inform service planning and delivery.

September 2017

Urban Studies, University of Glasgow

12

Access Granted

This project examines accessibility of local services and especially whether deprived areas are poorly served. It aims to determine if community social capital is related to improved services. Access requested of Scottish Household Survey data at data zone level.

March 2017

School of Management, Economics Division, University of Stirling

14

Access Granted

Access requested to anonymised Social Care data in order to forecast future costs of long-term care services associated with the ageing population, and to explain variation in utilisation and costs of care packages and Self-Directed Support for the Scottish population aged 50+ who received social care services between 2010 and 2016.

January 2017

 

2016

Title of request

Risk Score*

Decision

Justification

Date of Decision

Fife Geodemographic Resource for Insight Development (GRID)

13

Access Granted

The Scottish Survey Core Questions dataset was requested in order to analyse the outcomes for different groups in Fife in relation to health, employment, etc, by looking at equality characteristics and outcomes.

August 2016

Local Level Household Income Estimates

13

Access Granted

Scottish Household Survey record level data (including Data Zone) is required to develop a model for household income by area, as well as establishing income distributions for household types and socio-economic groups. It was agreed that sufficient safeguards (including researcher accreditation, security environment) were in place to allow this data to be shared securely. 

January 2016

Strathclyde Regional Transport Model

13

Access Granted

This request was for travel diary data from the Scottish Household Survey at the individual level. This data will be used by academics to develop a model. Subsequent updates of the model will be undertaken by SYSTRA Ltd; a UK company who regularly provide transport modelling and analysis for Transport Scotland and Scottish Government. It was agreed that the researchers must demonstrate a clear need for each of the demographic variables requested before access is granted, with data collapsed to the highest category level where appropriate, limiting any risk of identifying individuals. The data can then be shared as specified in the submitted application.

January 2016

 

2015

Title of request

Risk Score*

Decision

Justification

Date of Decision

Impact of information on food waste in the dairy supply chain in Scotland.

15

Access Denied

The data was collected using the Statistics of Trade Act (1947) and as a consequence it is not possible to share the requested data for research and statistics purposes.

July 2015

2014

Title of request

Risk Score*

Decision

Justification

Date of Decision

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Measurement Framework Analysis – based on secondary analysis of the Scottish Household Survey

16

Access Granted

This request was for survey data at the Scotland level only. It was therefore agreed that risks to privacy were limited; it would be difficult to identify an individual based on a set of characteristics from this data as only a sample of the Scottish population had completed the survey. Also the data will be collapsed to the highest category level for the ethnicity and religion variables, again limiting the risk of identifying any one individual.

15 December 2014