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Part of Community Services Data Set (CSDS) guidance

Registration

Advice to support you through the Strategic Data Collection Service in the Cloud (SDCS Cloud) registration process.

Summary

Advice to support you through the Strategic Data Collection Service in the Cloud (SDCS Cloud) registration process.


Find your Organisation Data Service code

An organisation code (ODS code) is a unique code created by the Organisation Data Service. It is used to identify organisations across health and social care.

As a publicly funded community service provider, you may already have this code.

Knowing this code is important as it will be used across Data User Certificate (DUC) registration documentation and within the data submission.

The ODS Portal allows you to search organisations and their code. Additional information, such as when opened, when closed, address and information governance management can also be seen on this site.

If you are requesting an ODS code to submit CSDS data please make sure you include this information when you make your request.  


Registering an information governance lead

The provider organisation must have either a Caldicott Guardian, Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) or Information Asset Owner (IAO) registered with ODS. When you register an information governance lead so you can submit CSDS data please make sure you include this information when you make your request.   

Learn how to register with ODS


Register using Data User Certificate form

You must use a Data User Certificate (DUC) form to register for access to the SDCS Cloud portal. That then allows access for you to pass the data you have prepared in the IDB or XML file to NHS Digital.

You must select the appropriate DUC form for this data collection.

Download the Community Services Data Set (CSDS) DUC form.


Registration guidance

You'll find additional guidance to the registration process in our Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS) user guide.


The guidance includes:

  • ODS codes
  • having an information governance lead 
  • how to complete the DUC form
  • how to submit the form
  • validations made against the entered DUC data and how these are resolved
  • the information you get back, in terms of username and password
  • two-factor authentication and how to set it up
  • logging into the portal for the first time
  • password resets
  • account changes

Passwords - best practice


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Last edited: 28 February 2024 11:47 am