Welcome to the UK Data Service

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

Key services

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.

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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.

Job opportunities

Join our team to help develop data skills, inform research and influence policy by using the UK’s largest collection of social, economic and population data.

Latest news

University of Essex, UK Data Archive, Faculty of Social Sciences The UK Data Archive is seeking to appoint a Senior User Support and Training Officer to support researcher activity relating to use of our social science data collection and within our busy Secure Lab (a Trusted Research Environment). Using your excellent analytic and communication skills […]

The following new datasets have been released: SN 8971 Cyber Security Breaches Survey: Combined Dataset, 2016-2022 SN 8970 Cyber Security Breaches Survey, 2022 SN 8969 Cyber Security Longitudinal Survey: Wave 1, 2021 SN 8965 Derivation Matrices for the Former Official Measures of Social Class, 2000, 2010 and 2020 SN 8963 Smart Energy Research Lab: Statistical […]

The following new datasets have been released: SN 8962 Health Survey for England, 2019: Special Licence Access SN 8961 Health Survey for England, 2018: Special Licence Access SN 8964 2021 Census: Aggregate Data SN 8948 Family Resources Survey, 2020-2021 SN 855583¬†Conversational Alignment in Children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition and Typically Developing Children, 2017-2022 SN […]

Who makes us special?

Our podcast series, The Experts’ Expert, showcases some of the unique work we do to enable evidence-led research for public benefit.