How to submit data to NICOR
Regular data submissions, better data quality
Data is submitted to the audits by direct entry into the collection system, via the secure web portal, or by exporting data collected from a local data collection system.
Audit data can be submitted to NICOR as frequently as your schedule allows. We recommend regular - ideally monthly - data submissions.
If you are using a local database within your organisation to collect data, an upload schedule should be agreed with whoever is responsible for exporting and importing the data.
Our secure web portal allows users to submit data directly to our servers.
To start submitting data to the NICOR audits, you will need access to our secure web portal or Lotus Notes Software. Contact the NICOR helpdesk to register:
- Tel: 0203 108 1978
- Email: nicor-helpdesk [at] ucl ac uk
Datasets and data definitions for each of the audits can be found on the datasets and application notes page.
If you have any questions about the data definitions or data entry process for a particular audit, please contact the relevant project manager or project coordinator for that project. Contact details can be found on the landing page for each audit.
If you wish to import data directly into the NICOR databases, your local collection system must be capable of generating an export file in CSV (Comma Separated Value) format, which is then uploaded to the NICOR databases using the import routine.
A CSV line (record) consists of variables (fields) containing information separated by commas and enclosed by double-quotes. NICOR accepts either the short code or the long code listed in the datasets for import.
File formats for each of the NICOR datasets are as follows: