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New datasets released SN 8843 Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 2020 SN 855152 Research Use in Schools Collaboration, 2016-2019 SN 855108 High-Frequency Risk-Neutral Density Reactions to the Federal Open Market Committee Announcement in March 2015, 2017 SN 854993 Inner London Dwelling Dimensions Dataset, 2017-2018 SN 854910 Community Dialogue Approach to Address Antibiotic Resistance in Bangladesh, 2017-2018 SN 854599 Smart Urban […]

New version of ELSST released The latest version of the CESSDA European Language Social Science Thesaurus (ELSST) was released on 14 September 2021. The previous version dates from June 2020. ELSST is currently available in 14 languages (including the source language English), with translation of Preferred Terms 98-100% complete in each target language: Czech, Danish, […]

An exciting opportunity for a Communications Assistant has come up in the UK Data Service and UK Data Archive, based at the University of Essex. As a national partnership organisation, we curate and provide access to the largest collection of social science and population data in the UK. Funded by UK Research and Innovation through […]

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 […]

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest version of HASSET and with it, the move of the thesaurus to a new publishing platform. The Humanities and Social Science Electronic Thesaurus (HASSET) is the leading British English thesaurus for the social sciences. It is a working tool to help researchers retrieve the data […]

We provide access to a wide range of social science data for reuse. To help you get the most from our service, we run free introductory level training events every spring and autumn to introduce different aspects of the UK Data Service. Our training events in autumn 2021 are listed below and browse our events […]

The Center for Social Research and Data Archives (CSRDA), based at the University of Tokyo, has issued a call for papers in research related to the United Nations’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Known also as the Global Goals, the seventeen SDGs are a series of resolutions which focus on the protection of the planet and […]

The team behind the Pioneers of Social Research project – a unique resource based at the UK Data Archive – have published a new book on the birth of modern sociology. Pioneering Social Research: Life Stories of a Generation publishes in-depth interviews with 58 academics, whose field studies and methodologies established sociology as an academic discipline in Britain. The […]

Do you use the Crime Survey for England and Wales, Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, Commercial Victimisation Survey or other UK crime surveys available from the UK Data Service for your research? Submissions are now open for the Crime Surveys User Conference 2021. This free conference, organised by the UK Data Service, will be held […]

The new UKRI-ESRC SafePod Network (SPN) is set to become the first service in the world to provide a nationwide network of standardised safe settings or secure environments (known as SafePods) to enable approved researchers across the UK to use sensitive datasets to better understand our society and economy. We are pleased to announce that […]

The UK Data Archive is the lead organisation of the UK Data Service, which provides unified access to regional, national and international social and economic data, support for policy-relevant research and guidance and training for the development of skills in data curation and use. The UK Data Archive at the University of Essex is seeking […]

The winners of the Dissertation Award 2021 have been announced. Open to undergraduates from social science disciplines at UK universities, the award celebrates outstanding undergraduate dissertations based on excellent reuse of data available through the UK Data Service. This year Sarah Smith, Professor of Economics at the University of Bristol, and Dr Paula Devine from ARK, Northern Ireland’s […]

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