The UK Data Service is a new national service funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
It provides access to over 6,000 digital data collections for research and teaching purposes.
It makes available an extensive range of key economic and social data, both quantitative and qualitative, spanning many disciplines and themes, and supporting researchers, teachers and policymakers who depend on high-quality social and economic data.
The service consolidates the following established data services/websites:
- Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS)
- Secure Data Service (SDS)
- Survey Question Bank (SQB)
- large-scale government surveys
- international macrodata
- business microdata
- qualitative studies
- census data from 1971-2011
Comprehensive support, training and guidance is also available to meet the needs of data users, owners and creators.
Useful pages include: Advice for new users and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)