We are committed to making data accessible. Our mission is to improve the economic, social and environmental wellbeing in Scotland by enabling access to and linkage of data about people, places and businesses for research in the public good.
We are bringing together expertise, resource and capabilities from a range of existing data-led programmes across the public sector. The Scottish Government’s commitment to deliver Research Data Scotland featured in the Programme for Government in September 2019 and recognised the social and economic benefits that the new service could bring.
RDS is being developed as a non-for profit organisation. It is a partnership that includes the Scottish Government, other public bodies such as ADR Scotland, ADR UK, PHS (eDRIS), NRS, EPCC, and working in partnership with Scottish Universities.