DARS guidance

Track your application via DARS Online, book yourself onto a webinar and browse the application guidance catalogue.

Contact us to discuss your requirements and to obtain a log-in. 

Sign in to DARS Online

We've developed a range of materials to help you make the most of our Data Access Request Service (DARS).


Find more information about DARS and how to use it by watching our guidance videos:

An introduction to the Data Access Request Service

 How to make an app

DARS - guidance for local authorities

Data destruction


Find out how to make the most of DARS with our webinars.

Use DARS online to make an application
Make a good DARS application

Understanding fair processing and how it applies to data applications (no webinars currently scheduled)



DARS: online fair processing

Where your application involves personal data, then it is a legal requirement under the Data Protection Act (first principle) that personal data must be processed fairly and lawfully.


DARS: how to make an application

DARS Online customers should use this guidance when completing an application for data.


Advice supporting data access from NHS Digital in respect of GDPR

This is the content of the letter sent to DARS customers on 7th February 2018.