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.

Highlights

We invite researchers from all sectors who work in this area to join us 23-25 April to share, discuss and identify possible next steps in data and in collaboration.

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

Registration for our Poverty in Data Impact event is now open! You can find out more and register 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

University of Essex, UK Data Archive, Faculty of Social Sciences The UK Data Archive is seeking to appoint a Business Information Officer. The purpose of this role is to contribute to the achievement of goals and deliverables required of the Business Operations and Strategy section for the success of the UK Data Service and UK […]

University of Essex, UK Data Archive, Faculty of Social Sciences The UK Data Archive is seeking to appoint a Data Access and Use Assistant. The successful candidate will join our customer-facing Data Access Services team to support the UK Data Service’s data access and helpdesk operations. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree, an equivalent qualification […]

The latest UK Data Service Annual Report is now available. This report covers the period between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023. The UK Data Service has become more than the principal social science digital repository in the UK as we continue to enhance learning, research and policy development. This latest report details how […]

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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