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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.

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Visit our free training resources and on-demand webinars to enhance your data knowledge and support social science teaching.

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Latest news

If there was one key message to come out of the brief insight into health and social economic outcomes during UCL’s Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) event last month, it is that, above all, health matters – not just for wellness, but for economic and social outcomes. In an event funded by the Health Foundation, […]

How can we communicate the positive economic impacts of immigration to the UK public? The UK Data Service, in association with Data Impact Fellow, Ben Brindle, is pleased to announce the launch of the Changing Perceptions Challenge, an exciting opportunity for sixth form and college students to engage with data-driven research and think creatively about changing […]

The following new datasets have been released: SN 8857 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, 2016-2018: Special Licence Access, Self-Completion Data SN 8858 Quarterly Labour Force Survey, June – August, 2021 SN 8854 Active Lives Children and Young People Survey, 2018-2019 SN 8853 Active Lives Children and Young People Survey, 2017-2018 The following new editions have […]

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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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