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

Due to industrial action by the University and College Union between Wednesday 1 and Friday 3 December, there may be a delay in responding to queries during this time.

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 data collections and new editions

Keep up to date with the latest data and editions as they are added to our data catalogue.

Latest news

The following new datasets have been released: SN 8866 Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence: Jordan Baseline, 2018-2019 SN 854190 Qualitative Interview Study of the Role of Patents in the Development and Delivery of Non-invasive Prenatal Diagnosis, 2014-2019 SN 855041 Social Impacts of Natural Gas Exploration in England, 2018-2020 SN 855042 Matches and Mismatches in Nominal Morphology and Agreement: […]

The UK Data Service is home to numerous high quality crime-related datasets, which provide essential insights to help central government, local authorities, charities, law enforcement, academics and researchers to develop more effective policies that address crime-related issues. In the run-up to our upcoming Crime Surveys User Conference 2021, 2 December 2021, we take a look […]

Exploring and analysing complex datasets for the first time can be daunting. If you are new to using data, whether in your studies or as part of your job, our data skills modules can help you understand how to find and explore data and how to present your findings clearly and accurately. These data skills modules are […]

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The latest best practice in research data management, data use and governance.

The latest computational social science training webinars.

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

Impact case studies

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