Research Data Scotland

Our mission is to promote and advance health and social wellbeing in Scotland by enabling access to public sector data about people, places and businesses for research in the public good. 


Research Data Scotland is a new service which offers a single point of contact for help accessing public sector data in a safe, secure and cost-effective way for research purposes, innovation and investment that brings public benefit. Our initial service offering is focused on the creation of a Data Catalogue which proves oversight to data as well as building researcher support services. Over the next 18 months RDS and its partners will roll out new services and functionality to help researchers and analysts to unlock value from public sector data.