Welcome to the UK Data Service

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


Citing a dataset correctly is just as important as citing articles, books, images and websites. Each dataset is a source of evidence to support your argument and should be properly credited.

Trusted data for a stronger society: UK Data Service strategy 2024 – 2030.

The latest UK Data Service Annual Report is now available. This report covers the period between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023.

Our impact

Poverty in Data took place from April 23 -25. You can find videos from all the sessions and other resources here.

We are delighted to introduce the 2023 cohort of Data Impact Fellows. Read more about them in this Data Impact blog post.

How is the UK Data Service collection impacting research, policy and interventions in combating poverty?

Are you a social science undergraduate in the UK?

Have you used data via our data catalogue in some of your studies in 2023-2024 academic year? Submit your Dissertation Award entry by midday 20 June 2024.

More resources in Learning Hub for students.

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Watch our data skills training webinars

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

Intended for anyone who wants to learn about the qualitative or mixed-methods data available from the UK Data Service.

This covers the pros and cons of reusing data and the importance of learning about the origins of your data, including quantitative and qualitative secondary analysis.

Ignite discovery: elevate your research with data deposits

Deposit your research data free, in our ESRC funded data catalogue.

Latest news

This week’s update of our latest data. The following new studies have been released: SN 856505 Content Analysis of UK Alternative Media Articles and Tweets, 2015-2018 SN 857213 The Double Logic of Internal Purges: Public School Teachers during Francoist Spain, Secondary Data Analysis, 2019-2020 SN 857222 Leveraging Existing and Emerging Large-Scale Social Data to Build Robust Evidence-Based Policy […]

Our teaching datasets are based on real data but in a more accessible form for teaching and learning. Whether looking for something user-friendly, interesting, or easy to share with students, you can find a range of datasets designed with teaching in mind. We are pleased to announce that our collection now includes four new teaching […]

This week’s update of our latest data. The following new studies have been released: SN 857193 Urban Greening for Climate-Resilient Neighbourhoods: Linking Scholars and Cities Across the UK and Taiwan, 2023 SN 857038 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Performance: Video, Demographic and Evaluation Data, 2023 The following new editions have been released: SN 8910 National Referral Mechanism and Duty to […]

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.

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