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.

Latest news

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, […]

An exciting opportunity for a Communications Assistant has come up in the UK Data Service and UK Data Archive, based at the University of Essex. As a national partnership organisation, we curate and provide access to the largest collection of social science and population data in the UK. Funded by UK Research and Innovation through […]

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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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