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In the next month we shall be transitioning permanently to the new domain. If you have any questions or need help, please email:


Click on the links below to download the metadata for each of the datasets available. Please note that there are multiple tabs to explore within each Excel document.

You can now also browse HSCNI meta data on the HDR Innovation Gateway and can apply to access data from a range of Trusted Research Environments across the UK via the gateway via an online application form.

For information on any of the datasets not listed below, please contact the Honest Broker Service directly at

Patient Administration System (PAS)

Emergency Department Systems

Family Practitioner Services

Northern Ireland Maternity System (NIMATS)

COVID-19 related datasets (external links to metadata hosted on the HDR-UK Innovation Gateway)