The Independent Group Advising on the Release of Data review process
Find out about the Independent Group Advising on the Release of Data (IGARD) review process, including what we consider when reviewing an application and how to apply.
As an advisory body to the NHS Digital Board, IGARD has two purposes:
To make general recommendations or observations to NHS Digital, via the SIRO, Caldicott Guardian or other approved route, about NHS Digital’s processes, policies and procedures relating to data disseminations from NHS Digital, including transparency measures such as the data dissemination register, and produce IGARD’s annual report
NHS Digital has produced guidance on the information expected in the various sections of a DARS application, named ‘Standards’. For each ‘Standard’ there is written guidance covering important items to consider when writing your application.