At the Office for National Statistics (ONS), we pride ourselves in collaborating with experts from various fields and organisations to deliver statistics of the highest quality. 

We work with experts from various UK and international organisations including:

  • academic institutions

  • commercial and third sector organisations

  • other national statistical institutes (NSIs) 

Our initiatives and projects

We have public sector research establishment (PSRE) status). We are open to collaborating on funding bids that contribute to our research priorities.

We collaborate on a variety of initiatives including: 

  • analytical capability building

  • MSc projects, PhD placements and other academic secondments

  • research projects  

  • exploring innovative data sources, methods and technology

The following are some examples of collaborative projects between the ONS and other organisations: 

Collaborate with the ONS

If you are interested in collaborating with the ONS, please complete the expression of interest form.

For any questions or further information please contact

Our commitment to fairness and transparency

Please note that the ONS abides by UK Civil Service values and responsibilities. We are committed to being fair, open, and transparent in all our collaborations. We are unable to collaborate in any way that might provide individual private sector organisations with an unfair competitive advantage.