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2020 Access and Usage Agreement and Policies

Following two rounds of industry consultation and a subsequent review period for the proposed amendments to the 2020 legal documentation, the 2020 DSB Access and Usage Agreement and Policies have been finalised.

The changes are a result of industry feedback that has been received over the last 12 months including the annual consultation on the 2020 service provision, updates based on the experience gained from the operational service, as well as editorial, formatting and grammatical corrections. Details of the annual consultation and Final Consultation Report are available below.

The changes to the DSB Access and Usage Agreement and Policies will become effective 1st January 2020.

The finalised documentation and a Summary of Amendments document, which includes a narrative of the changes, are available for download in the menu on the right.

Final Consultation Report

The Final Report on the annual consultation, related to the Proposed Amendments to Functionality, Data Submission Process, Service Levels, Service Availability & Cybersecurity for the 2020 service provision, was published on 19th August 2019. The Final Report presents a final snapshot of changes to be taken forward in 2020 based on industry feedback from both trade associations and individual DSB users. This final report should be read in conjunction with the 2020 Industry Consultation Paper 1 and 2020 Industry Consultation Paper 2 as well as the associated industry responses which are available below.

Second Consultation

The DSB completed its second round of industry consultation on the Proposed Amendments to Functionality, Data Submission Process, Service Levels, Service Availability & Cybersecurity for the 2020 service provision on 29th July 2019. The second consultation summarized industry responses (from the first consultation) and set out further information and next steps. A 2nd webinar was hosted on Thursday 11th July 2019.

The DSB received 9 responses, representing a total of 12 institutions and are available below.

First Consultation

A webinar to address consultation related queries took place on Thursday 16th May 2019 setting out a series of proposed changes. The webinar set out the key themes in the first DSB Consultation Paper of 2019. The purpose of the webinar was to provide industry with an opportunity to submit any questions following publication of the first consultation paper on 9th May 2019. The initial consultation round closed at 5pm UTC on Wednesday 5th June 2019. The accompanying slide deck is designed to work in conjunction with the consultation document.Access the recording using the buttons on the right-hand side.

The DSB received 15 responses, representing a total of 19 institutions and are available below.

 

Fee Survey

The Fee Survey is now closed.

Consultation Timeline

Milestone Date
User fees survey Mon 4 - Fri 15 Mar 2019
Formation and meeting of the group-wide agreement forum Mar-Apr 2019
Publication of 1st DSB 2020 consultation document (CP1) Thu 9 May 2019
1st DSB 2020 consultation webinar - 2pm UK time Thu 16 May 2019
Industry feedback re CP1 Thu 9 May - Wed 5 Jun 2019
Publication of 2nd DSB 2020 consultation document (CP2) Fri 5 Jul 2019
2nd DSB 2020 consultation webinar @ 2pm UK time Thu 11 Jul 2019
Industry feedback re CP2 Fri 5 - Mon 29 Jul 2019
DSB 2020 final consultation report published Mon 19 Aug 2019
DSB 2020 draft user agreement (UA) publication Mon 19 Aug 2019
Deadline for industry feedback on proposed UA changes Mon 2 Sep 2019
DSB 2020 final user agreement publication Fri 20 Sep 2019
DSB 2020 final user agreement webinar @ 2pm UK time Fri 20 Sep 2019