Essential maintenance to our systems is planned for the morning of 19th December 2017. Users are likely to experience disruption to online services during this period.

The UK Data Archive offices are closed from 12.30 GMT Friday 22 December 2017 and will re-open on Tuesday 2 January 2018. Online services will run unattended during this period. Season's Greetings to all our users.



The UK Data Service provides access to the UK's nationally and internationally significant social science data assets for research, teaching, skills development and policy-making

The UK Data Service is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council to meet the data needs of researchers, students and teachers from all sectors, including academia, government, charities, think tanks and the commercial sector. Data users can browse data online and register with the Service to analyse and download them. Open Data collections are available for anyone to use.

The Service offers training, resources and guidance to ensure that people are supported to make the best use of data in the collection. For data creators, the UK Data Service promotes good data management practices, from planning research through to the deposit of data in a repository.

Archive contribution

Here in the UK Data Achive we work with colleagues across the UK to deliver the UK Data Service, collaborating with research data experts at Jisc, CMIST, University of Leeds, University of Southampton, University of Edinburgh and University College London.

Principal investigator:  Matthew Woollard
Funder: ESRC
Dates: October 2012 - September 2017
Contact:  UK Data Service help desk
Links:  UK Data Service