We have classified data released from the Critical Care Health Informatics as 'safeguarded'. Safeguarded data are legally 'not personal' according to the relevant legislation, e.g. Data Protection Act and Statistics and Registration Services Act. However, in contrast to 'open' data, there remains a theoretical risk of disclosure despite our best efforts to anonymise.
We therefore require that all data users are registered, and that the use of the data is registered and meets the standards required by our ethical approvals.
If your data request is approved you will be expected to sign the CCHIC End User Licience. The summary text of which is provided below.