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.

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 8959 Labour Force Survey Five-Quarter Longitudinal Dataset, January 2021 – March 2022 SN 8958 Labour Force Survey Two-Quarter Longitudinal Dataset, October 2021 – March 2022 SN 8957 Quarterly Labour Force Survey, January – March, 2022 SN 8955 Childcare and Early Years Provision: Providers’ Survey, 2018: Special Licence […]

University of Essex, UK Data Archive, Faculty of Social Sciences   The UK Data Archive is looking for a highly-organised and driven individual to join our professional, customer-focused Communications and Engagement team. You will provide essential operational management and administration for timely delivery of a range of national and internationally focused activities across communications, engagement […]

The following new datasets have been released: SN 8950 Acute Trusts: Adult Inpatient Survey, 2020 SN 8946 Public Attitudes to Data and Artificial Intelligence Tracker Survey: Wave 1, December 2021 SN 8947 Maternity Survey, 2021  SN 8944 Over 50s Lifestyle Study, February 2022: Secure Access  SN 8943 Quarterly Labour Force Survey, December 2021 – February […]