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

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

Understand survey, longitudinal and aggregate data through on-demand training modules in our new Learning hub.

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Learning hub

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

Upcoming training and events

Latest news

The UK Data Service Dissertation Week starts on 11 October. If you are a dissertation student, or supervisor, you can book your place now for our dedicated webinar, workshops and data drop-in sessions. Designed for dissertation students and supervisors, the week will: Highlight data available for dissertations. Provide ideas for projects. Share tips and tools […]

New datasets released SN 8843 Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 2020 SN 855152 Research Use in Schools Collaboration, 2016-2019 SN 855108 High-Frequency Risk-Neutral Density Reactions to the Federal Open Market Committee Announcement in March 2015, 2017 SN 854993 Inner London Dwelling Dimensions Dataset, 2017-2018 SN 854910 Community Dialogue Approach to Address Antibiotic Resistance in Bangladesh, 2017-2018 SN 854599 Smart Urban […]

New version of ELSST released The latest version of the CESSDA European Language Social Science Thesaurus (ELSST) was released on 14 September 2021. The previous version dates from June 2020. ELSST is currently available in 14 languages (including the source language English), with translation of Preferred Terms 98-100% complete in each target language: Czech, Danish, […]

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Impact case studies

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