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Last year, we celebrated the launch of the SafePod Network, a new UKRI-ESRC service that provides standardised safe settings (SafePods) across the UK to enable accredited researchers to access secure data without the need to travel to safe rooms, miles from home. UKDS SecureLab joined the network together with the Office for National Statistics SRS […]

Did you know the UK Data Service provides access to open datasets that you can download instantly without the need to register? This is part of an ongoing initiative to produce more ‘open data’ – data that is available to anyone immediately without any access restrictions. A large amount of our data available under an open […]

The UK Data Service now offers new open access teaching datasets from the British Social Attitudes survey. Each dataset, developed with NatCen Social Research, is designed to make teaching with data easier by making teaching data accessible and engaging. The open licence allows instructors and students to access data without registering with the Service and the topics included allow students to explore […]

The UK Data Service is home to numerous high quality crime-related datasets, which provide essential insights to help central government, local authorities, charities, law enforcement, academics and researchers to develop more effective policies that address crime-related issues. In the run-up to our upcoming Crime Surveys User Conference 2021, 2 December 2021, we take a look […]

Exploring and analysing complex datasets for the first time can be daunting. If you are new to using data, whether in your studies or as part of your job, our data skills modules can help you understand how to find and explore data and how to present your findings clearly and accurately. These data skills modules are […]

The first UK Business Data user conference took place on 21 September, co-organised by Vanessa Higgins of the UK Data Service and Louise Corti from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Attendees had the opportunity to hear about updates on three main ONS business surveys: the Business Insights and Conditions Survey (BICS), the Ecommerce Survey […]

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 […]

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

#DataImpact2021: #IdentityInData – Who Counts? Visibility, voice and culture in data collection and use takes place tomorrow. We asked Dr Victoria Moody, Deputy Director and Co-I of the UK Data Service, to tell us a little about what we can expect.

It is the time we celebrate Love Data Week with the highly topical theme this year of ‘Delivering a better future’.

CLOSER Discovery – the UK’s most detailed search engine for longitudinal data – now includes COVID-19 metadata.

Newly released survey variables for Next Steps sweeps 1-7 (ages 14-20) are now available under the standard End User Licence (EUL).

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