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The quickest and easiest way to answer your general query is to visit our Help section.

Whether you want to know how to register or how to access our data cataloguehow and who can apply to use UKDS SecureLab, more data skills training and teaching or other resources, they are on this website.

If you are new to our service, try searching new to using data or take a look at our FAQs section.

If you are still unable to find what you need, please contact our helpdesk with your specific query.


We are continually working to improve the UK Data Service and want to hear from you.

Please email us to help improve the website and services we provide.

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Technical issues

The best way to get IT help is to complete our technical help form if you have any issues with the website, accessing UKDS SecureLab or ReShare.

Get in touch

If you are unable to find what you need on our website please complete this helpdesk form.

If you have problems using our webform, contact us by email at

We aim to get back to you within five working days of receiving your completed form.

For SecureLab users with a specific import data enquiry only, please refer to our instructions on SecureLab import data requests.

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Where to find us

The UK Data Service is an integrated service delivered and supported by a distributed team of partner organisations across the UK. Our main office is the UK Data Archive at the University of Essex.

Our address

UK Data Service
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park

Our phone number

+44 (0)1206 872143