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.

We’re delighted for Professor Matthew Woollard, who served as Director of the UK Data Service and UK Data Archive from 2010 to 2023.

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

Upcoming training and events

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?

Seamless access to key data: explore by themes, types, and teaching datasets

Discover a wide array of national and international key datasets across various categories.

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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.

We explore the key components of effective research data management and also cover practical tools and techniques.

We discuss computational social science, what it is good for, how to become a computational social scientist, and the basic steps to follow.

Ignite discovery: elevate your research with data deposits

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

Latest news

We’re delighted to announce that Professor Matthew Woollard, who served as Director of the UK Data Service and UK Data Archive from 2010 to 2023, has been awarded an OBE in the King’s Birthday Honours List. This richly deserved award recognises the impact Professor Woollard has had in advancing data accessibility and data innovation in […]

This week’s update of our latest data. The following new studies have been released: SN 9272 Quarterly Labour Force Survey Household Dataset, July – September, 2023 SN 9271 Quarterly Labour Force Survey Household Dataset, October – December, 2023 SN 9259 Understanding Society: Innovation Panel, Linked Credit Reference Agency (CRA) Dataset, 2012-2018: Secure Access SN 9258 […]

On 23-25 April, the UK Data Service Impact team hosted a Data Impact event, Poverty in Data. Across three sessions we had over 200 people attend and engage with research, data and discussion on this vital topic. Workshop for early career researchers Over 20 early career researchers participated in a workshop on 23 April in […]

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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