Privacy & Cookies

Privacy notice

UKRI (‘we’, ‘our’ and ‘us’) brings together the seven research councils, Innovate UK and Research England and was established by the Higher Education and Research Act 2017 Articles 91, 92 and 93. Further information about our work in funding research and innovation and supporting a thriving and inclusive research system can be found across our websites, including our about us pages.

We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office with the registration number za333592. UKRI is the data controller for the personal information we process, unless otherwise stated. Our registered office is: Polaris House, Swindon SN2 1FL.

Our Data Protection Officer (DPO) is:

David Hyett
Head of Information Governance
Polaris House


If you have a question or concern about how personal information is handled then please contact our DPO. You also have a right to raise issues with the Information Commissioner’s Office.


In order to make eData easy and reliable to use, we place small amounts of information on your device. These include small files known as cookies, local storage and session storage. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you, through enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information during one task or over a given time period and recognising that you have already given a username and password so you don't need to enter it for every web page requested.

You may refuse to accept cookies, local storage and session storage by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse them. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, local storage and session storage our system may issue cookies, local storage and session storage when you visit our site.

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Essential Cookies

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Third-party content


The guidance page includes an embedded YouTube video. The embedded video player may:

  • use cookies for essential functionality such as storing user preferences.
  • use cookies for analytics and advertising if you have already given Google your consent for this to happen.
  • store data in session and local storage in order to provide the functionality of the embedded video player.