Welcome to the website of the UK Data Archive. We want to help direct you to the right place.

Want to know about us?

The UK Data Archive is curator of the largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities in the United Kingdom. With several thousand data collections, our Archive is a vital resource for researchers, teachers and learners.
Read more about us and what we do
Who are we?
Where can you find us?

Are you a researcher or a student?

We can help you find data for your research or your dissertation. We also provide guidance and training on how to manage, store and share data.
Find data to use
Find guidance on managing your data
Find guidance on confidentiality
Do you want to offer us data?
Are you looking for training?
Are you researching family history?   We don't have information at the Archive but these Genealogical Links may help you.

Are you a teacher?

Through the UK Data Service, we can help you find data and resources for use in your teaching both in the classroom and for supporting supervising research students.
Read about teaching with data

Are you an archivist or data professional?

We have been curating data for over forty years and have implemented best practices in many areas of data archiving, data access and data management.
Find out about how we help our own users manage and share data?

Are you a journalist?

We provide quick online access to large-scale survey data enabling you to look at results quickly.  We also provide, through the UK Data Service, easy-to-access exemplars of how people have used our data.
Try our online data tools
Find out how people re-use our data

Do you want to collaborate with us?

We are a collaborative organisation working with a variety of sponsors and stakeholders providing services and engaging in research and development.
Find out who we work with
View the kinds of projects we are engaged in