Welcome to the CDRC Data Service
The CDRC Data service is formed of three tiers: Open, Safeguarded and Secure.
Datasets are organised by topic, products and geography with some data available through the maps interface.
Access to data in the Open tier follows a simple registration process and access to data held in the Safeguarded and Secure tier follows a reviewed application process.
Further details and initial application form can be found on our main website.
Service at Risk
The Consumer Data Research Centre has enjoyed notable success in its mission to access
and share business and government data sets with the academic community. However,
there is likely to be an interregnum in administrative support for new researcher
applications after 15 March 2019 in the University College London-led part of the CDRC
consortium. This will arise pending a decision on further funding for the service up until the
end of October 2020, and new appointments that depend upon this decision. No new
applications to use the secure tier of the service will be accepted until new arrangements
can be put in place.
Leeds has long-term funding guaranteed until at least February 2024 to enable its
important research and impact activities. However, funding for its data service is currently
also scheduled to end in February 2020 - affecting how the Centre manages data requests
going forward. Leeds remains committed to supporting researchers and its external
partners in undertaking research and generating impact using consumer data. Leeds also
continues to look at new applications to access safeguarded or controlled data on a case by
All applications for data that have already received approval will be unaffected. If you have
any queries or concerns please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org.