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 & energy, ethnicity, food, health housing, information & communication, labour, politics, poverty.

Free introductory training modules on-demand: Learn how to explore crime surveys with R or use longitudinal, survey and aggregate data.

Engage with data-driven research and design a campaign to change perceptions of immigration and the economy. Enter now!

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 8898 Active Lives Children and Young People Survey, 2019-2020 SN 8899 Active Lives Survey, 2019-2020 SN 855220 UK Dairy Farmer Survey on Production Practices and Attitudes Towards Grass-based and Indoor Systems, 2018-2019 SN 855368 The Impact of the End of Brexit Transition Period on Roma in the UK, as […]

Matthew Woollard, Director of the UK Data Service, takes us through the origins of the SecureLab – and his hopes for its future. The UKDS SecureLab was originally known as the Secure Data Service (SDS) back in 2011 and was developed to complement the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) Virtual Microdata Library by providing secure […]

The following new datasets have been released: SN 8889 Covid-19 Vaccine Opinions Survey, September, 2021: Secure Access SN 4772 IMF International Financial Statistics, 1920-2021 SN 855372 Assessing Mechanisms for Delivery of COVID-19 Vaccines to University Students, 2021 SN 854595 FloraGuard Online Illegal Plant Trade Forum Data, 2006-2019 SN 855385 Effects of Mental Representations of Children […]