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Data that gives context to the pandemic

Key data
COVID-19 data
Data catalogue

The UK Data Service helps to support users of data by providing:

  • Self-study software and good practice guides, such as What is weighting?
  • Teaching datasets many of which can be explored online without the need for additional software.
  • Thematic guides identifying key datasets in various themes, such as health and quality of life, household amenities and income.
  • A webinar and blog page showcasing how web-scraping real time data could help inform COVID-19 research and policy.
  • A blog post on why social surveys are now more important than ever.



Health Data Research UK

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

UK Data Service Impact and Innovation Lab:

COVID MINDS: Global mental health in the Covid-19 pandemic

Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children - Children of the 90s COVID-19 Questionnaire

Born in Bradford - COVID-19 Study

Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) – COVD-19 Study

Generation Scotland - CovidLife UK survey

Growing Up in New Zealand – COVID-19 digital survey

Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe – “SHARE Corona” survey

Young Lives at Work – Listening to Young Lives: COVID-19 phone survey


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