Specialised Safe Haven Services

EPCC hosts Safe Haven Services through its Trusted Research Environment to enable researchers from specialised fields to access public sensitive data to perform studies with a public benefit.

Current Safe Haven Services


DataLoch is a data service that has been developed in partnership by the University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian. DataLoch brings together routine data collected as part of people’s day-to-day interactions with health and social care services. These data include the services used, details of visits to hospitals or GPs, treatments, medicines prescribed, as well as outcomes and test results.



Childlight is an independent data institute that gathers and visualises the prevalence and nature of child sexual exploitation and abuse across the world via a Global Index and dashboard. They make accessible data to inform policy and drive sustainable, coordinated action to safeguard children across the world.


The Scottish Longitudinal Study

The Scottish Longitudinal Study is a large-scale linkage study created using data from administrative and statistical sources.  These include: census data from 1991 onwards; vital events data (births, deaths, marriages); NHS Central Register data (gives information on migration into or out of Scotland); and education data (including Schools Census and SQA data).


Smart Data Foundry

Smart Data Foundry is an independent collaboration between governments and regulators, the financial services, industry and academia. The Foundry brings together the University of Edinburgh, the Financial Data and Technology Association, and Fintech Scotland to harness financial data for societal and economic benefit. 


Outbreak Data Analysis Platform

The purpose of the Outbreak Data Analysis Platform is to provide an accessible and usable data resource to enable research that is relevant to COVID-19, including new future COVID-19 outbreaks as well as those arising from other viruses. This will accelerate scientific understanding of new outbreaks for the benefit of patients and the protection of the public. To enable this to happen the Outbreak Data Analysis Platform (ODAP) brings together data from clinical records, research studies and audit data. ODAP is supported by UKRI and the Data and Connectivity Programme of the National Core Studies.


Contact information

EIDF service desk email link.