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The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that effective policy needs to be data-driven. Economic and Social research has rarely been so crucial. As the country starts to rebuild, evidence-based research must drive policy development more than ever – peoples’ lives and livelihoods depend on it. Staff moved swiftly to home-working when the country locked down in […]

Health Studies User Conference examines impact of COVID-19. The UK Data Service hosted its annual Health Studies User Conference earlier this month, on the 8th July. The one-day event centred around areas of topical interest; unsurprisingly, the impact of COVID-19 featured heavily but the Conference highlighted the wide range of survey data available on many […]

The results of the latest GP Patient Survey are now available via the GP Patient Survey website. The GP Patient Survey is a large-scale postal survey run by Ipsos MORI on behalf of NHS England. This year the survey received responses from around 850,000 adults in England. The latest data are from the 2021 publication, collected from January to March 2021. The […]

We are conducting a survey to understand the experiences and issues faced by higher education staff when using quantitative data in teaching. Our aim is to better understand how the UK Data Service can support use of our quantitative data within teaching and improve our teaching and learning resources. We want to hear from members […]

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 Department is seeking a data professional who can successfully manage […]

Do you use UK Business Surveys or ONS business data for your research? Submissions are now open for the UK Business Data User Conference 2021. This free conference, organised jointly by the UK Data Service and Office for National Statistics (ONS), will be held online on 21 September 2021. The event provides the opportunity for […]

The UK Data Service recently facilitated #DataImpact2021, which explored how researchers and policymakers from UK academia, public, voluntary and community sectors, gain insights into discourses of representation in data focused on populations, communities and individuals. Data collection methodologies constantly develop and they are increasingly becoming perceived as significant research assets in their own right. The methodologies […]

Have your say on what should be included in NHS Digital’s next general population survey of adult mental health in England. This consultation will inform the content and use of the upcoming the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey. The survey is funded by the Department for Health and Social Care, led by NHS Digital, and carried out […]

We are recruiting for two posts at the UK Data Archive, University of Essex.

Looking for new datasets for teaching? The UK Data Service offers new teaching datasets from major UK Surveys.

Are you an undergraduate student using data from the UK Data Service collection in your dissertation this year? If so, you may be eligible to enter the UK Data Service Dissertation Award!

We are recruiting for a Repository Network Co-ordinator at the UK Data Archive, University of Essex.

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