Our impact

The UK Data Service provides access to a world-class collection of social, economic and population data. Explore examples of how the data are used to inform research, influence policy and develop skills in many areas.

The Data Impact blog is a hub for researchers, students, communities, policymakers, government and anyone interested in maximising the impact of social, population and economic data in research and policy.

Our Data Impact Fellows scheme provides support for Early Career Researchers in the academic and charity sectors who are starting out on their data impact journey.

We recently welcomed Andy Dudfield from Full Fact to the Data Impact blog, where he explained the importance of fact checking and how the UK Data Service supports Full Fact’s work.

Our four #DataImpact events have brought together diverse voices to support the expansion of ideas around data impact.

This competition was an exciting opportunity for sixth form and college students to engage with data-driven research and think creatively about changing public perceptions of immigration and the economy. Find out more - and read the winning entry.

Our videos

Data Impact Fellows 2019

Depositing data with the UK Data Service