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Trusted access and training to use the UK's largest collection of economic, social and population data for research and teaching

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Find all UK Data Service training and guidance in our special newsletter. Dr. Vanessa Higgins, our Service Director of User Support and Training, also provides an overview of our training programmes.

Ageing, COVID-19, crime, economics education, environment & energy, ethnicity, food, health housing, information & communication, labour, politics, poverty.

Read the latest research and data insights from experts using the UK Data Service in our regular Data Impact blog posts.

Learning hub

Visit our free training resources and on-demand webinars to enhance your data knowledge and support social science teaching.

Latest data collections and new editions

Keep up to date with the latest data and editions as they are added to our data catalogue.

Watch our data skills training webinars

Watch and learn all the latest data skills from our free webinars, training and video tutorials.

The latest best practice in research data management, data use and governance.

An introduction to computational social science from our training webinar.

Impact case studies

Find out how data from the UK Data Service collection are used to inform research, influence policy and develop skills.

Latest news

The following new datasets have been released: SN 8949 1970 British Cohort Study: Age 16, Sweep 4 Leisure and Television Diaries, 1986 SN 4963 IMF Balance of Payments Statistics, 1948-2021 SN 855739 Drugs and (Dis)order Spatial Borderland Biography Afghanistan, 2017-2021 SN 855742 Drugs and (Dis)order Spatial Borderland Biography Colombia, 2017-2021 SN 855743 Drugs and (Dis)order Spatial Borderland Biography Myanmar, […]

On Tuesday, 24 May, the very first data from the 2021 Census for Northern Ireland was released to the public. The UK Data Service has made the data tables and accompanying metadata available for download via the UK Data Service Census Data site. “Census 2021 First Release: Population and Household Statistics” from the Northern Ireland […]

Jisc Jisc are looking for an Impact Manager show how social, economic and population data can make a difference to the world. You will identify and promote the use and impact of Service data and resources to audiences including policymakers, government sectors, charities, the private sector and the media. It’s a chance to build relationships with […]