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Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS) for General Collections - external user guidance

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Summary

The Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS) is a secure data collection system which accepts uploads of submissions in a variety of formats.

This guidance document will help you register with SDCS and download and upload data securely.

We welcome feedback on this guidance.

Who should read this guidance

This guidance is intended for any organisation required to securely submit data to the Data Collections Team at NHS Digital via the SDCS.

How this guidance will help you

This guidance will show you how to:

  • register on SDCS
  • create a Single Sign On (SSO) account 
  • upload data files to the system
  • correct any data quality errors found within submissions 
  • sign out of the system

Contact details

Email: enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk or data.collections@nhs.net

Telephone: 0300 303 5678

Last edited: 9 June 2020 3:50 pm

Publication chapters

  1. Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS) for General Collections - external user guidance

  2. Accessing the web-based SDCS system
  3. Submitting data files to the SDCS system
  4. Viewing and downloading submitted data