First phase of the new UK Data Service website goes live

Welcome to our new website. The first phase is now live to help you find and access services more easily. The changes have been led by user feedback and accessibility.

The second phase of website development will begin later this year, following a further stage of feedback and testing with service users. This will include a new Help section to enable you to find answers quickly to the most common questions and the integration of our data catalogue and account areas to enable research access to an even better end-to-end data service.

The new website has been designed around the requirements of researchers, data providers, teachers and data managers and makes it easier to find or deposit data; browse all the data-skills guidance and training in our new Learning hub and events calendar; read the Data Impact blog and latest case studies or go directly to the data catalogue.

Like all digital services, this is an evolving channel and we welcome feedback to improve the site. Please get in touch if you would like to participate or send any feedback.

Gemma Hakins, Director of Communications and Engagement said:

“The wealth of information we provide is much of what makes the UK Data Service such an essential research resource. The new website makes it easier for our audiences to find services quickly, whilst highlighting more about what we do and how data from our collection are used to develop data skills, inform research and influence policy.

“I want to thank all our internal and external service users for their patience, and our small project team who have worked tirelessly to deliver phase one of the redesign. Today’s launch is just the first step in the new site’s development. Further enhancements will begin later this year so that researchers can find the data they need more easily to contribute to research and innovation.”

The new website is part of the UK Data Service’s commitment to improve services by simplifying and streamlining processes and practice to make the lives of users simpler and better whilst ensuring safe protocols are maintained where required.

So what’s new?

Register/Login

Find the login and registration to access safeguarded data at the top right of every page.

Find data

Browse some of our data collections by theme or type and learn more about the different access conditions and requirements to use SecureLab; or jump straight to the data catalogue. This section provides information to help new researchers or quicker signposting for those who know exactly what they are looking for in the catalogue.

Deposit data

Follow the guidance to deposit data into the self-deposit data repository, ReShare; or learn from some of our depositor case studies.

Learning hub

Browse our internationally renowned data-skills training. This new section includes all our guidance, training materials and best practice in one, easy-to-find place.

  • On-demand training modules, guides and webinars to use various types of data including surveys, Census and computational social science
  • Best practice and materials to teach with data
  • Guidance on managing research data management.

Training and events

Browse our new events calendar to book the wealth of free training webinars and events.

About

Understand our strategic focus and expertise as a critical research infrastructure in the UK. Learn about our host organisations, collaborations and rapid response to COVID-19; our research and development or read our annual reports. Read our service promise and find out about the experts that deliver the service or see the latest job opportunities.

News

Find links to the catalogue of the latest datasets added to the collection and information about any service changes and newsletters all in one place.

Impact

Read our compelling case studies and Data Impact blog directly from any page within the website.

Contact

Contact our Data Access helpdesk to deal with more complex customer queries if you are unable to find the information you need in the new website.

Feedback

We always welcome website and service feedback and you will see links throughout the new site to help us with continual service improvements. Please get in touch.

Find out more from our video with a tour of the new website.

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