Data Requests

This application process can be used to request ISCP, JCST and eLogbook data for research, service evaluation, audit and other types of study. Approval by the Data Analysis, Audit & Research Group (DAARG) will follow the process shown on the resources to support data applications page. To ensure compliance with UK General Data Protection Regulation, direct user access to ISCP data can only be used for surgical training.

About the Data Analysis Audit & Research Group

The DAARG is responsible for overseeing all aspects of data use arising from the JCST, ISCP and eLogbook. This includes:

  • The use of ISCP data for the purposes of quality assurance, and evaluation of the curriculum and assessment system
  • To work towards building an evidence base for the utility of the ISCP and, where appropriate, to suggest research, audit and quality improvement projects which should be undertaken
  • To ensure the results of all work undertaken with ISCP data are disseminated appropriately
  • To ensure the needs of the JCST and SACs are met in terms of release and analysis of data
  • To consider all data requests to ensure that their objectives, methodology and outcomes are in keeping with the ISCP’s principles, standards and data governance protocols (UK and Ireland)
  • Work with trainee organisations including research collaboratives to encourage more involvement in appropriate and relevant studies relating to the ISCP, with the aim of developing ISCP and improving its utility
  • To contribute towards improving the quality of ISCP data and its availability at agreed levels
  • Consider how any changes in the environment / technology may impact on the nature of ISCP data
  • To report to the ISCP Management Committee on the data analysis strategy, projects, findings and outcomes and, if necessary, make recommendations for change
  • To make recommendations regarding all and any aspects of work in connection with analysis of ISCP data

The Group meets four times each year usually during March, June, September and December.

If you have any queries relating to data requests or the DAARG, please contact