The UK Data Service is closed from 17:00 on Friday 21 December 2018 and will re-open 09:00 on Wednesday 2 January 2019.

Online services will run unattended during this period.
Season's Greetings to all our users.


We are committed to making this website usable and accessible by following agreed best standards and good practice in web design. We would like you to be able to find the information you are looking for quickly and easily.

This site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Extensible HyperText Markup Language (XHTML) 1.0 Transitional and aims to conform to level Triple A of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

Where this is not feasible or practical, an alternative method will be provided for users to obtain the assistance they need from user support staff.

User-friendly features

  • resizeable text - to resize the text, follow instructions specific to the browser being used
  • search - available at the top right of each page


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The UK Data Archive website is intended to be viewed with JavaScript enabled, although every effort has been made to ensure our content is accessible regardless of your JavaScript settings.

Help and feedback

We will provide help and support to any users having difficulties using the web site. We are also very keen to get your feedback. Please contact our communications team with any comments or suggestions.