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As data guardians, protecting the individual identity of person based data plus the overall security of the data stored within SAIL Databank are our number one priority.

Accreditations &

SAIL Databank demonstrates the most robust governance protocols available that provide assurance to policy makers, researchers and the public.

Approvals &
public engagement

Our proven Information Governance, genuine public involvement and engagement, establishment of a Consumer Panel and external expert advisory groups ensure the safest possible use of data within SAIL.

Privacy by

SAIL Databank does not receive or handle identifiable data. Identities are protected by an innovative anonymisation process that includes de‑identification by an NHS Trusted Third Party, and technical, physical and procedural safeguards at SAIL. Scrutiny of research outputs ensures no individual can be identified from released results.