Trusted Research Environment User Experience Survey (ESRC)

Closes 26 Aug 2024

Opened 8 Jul 2024


Thank you to all the respondents for dedicating time to complete this survey.

The purpose of this survey is to find out about the experiences of researchers who access sensitive data in Trusted Research Environments (TREs) such as (but not only) the UK Data Service SecureLab (formerly the Secure Data Service). There are now many TREs in the UK and if you use one of these to access data for research, this survey is for you.

It is estimated that the survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

All personal data provided to UK Research and Innovation via this form will be processed in accordance with current UK data protection legislation. Further information on how we use personal data can be found in the UK Research and Innovation Privacy Notice ( If you have any questions about this engagement exercise, please contact

Why your views matter

We would like to understand how researchers access and use data, use software, and retrieve their statistical outputs in TREs.  The information provided during this survey will be collected, analysed and disseminated to identify improvements to enhance accessibility, inclusivity, and overall user satisfaction.

Give us your views


  • Research Community
  • Innovation Community
  • Third Sector
  • Public, Schools
  • GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums)


  • Data services