The UK Data Service delivers the data that promote evidence-based social research and policies. This comprehensive resource is funded by the ESRC to support researchers, teachers and policymakers who depend on high-quality social and economic data.
We provide a single point of access to a wide range of secondary data including large-scale government surveys, international macrodata, business microdata, qualitative studies and census data.
All are backed with extensive support, training and guidance to meet the needs of data users, owners and creators.
Case studies - demonstrating how data are being used
Data impact blog - a hub for researchers, students, communities, policy-makers, government and anyone interested in maximising the impact of social, population and economic data in research and policy