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 datasets relating to society, both historical and contemporary, our Archive is a vital resource for researchers, teachers and learners.We are an internationally acknowledged centre of expertise in the areas of acquiring, curating and providing access to data. Since 2005 our archive has been designated a Place of Deposit by the National Archives allowing us to curate public records. We acquire high quality data from the academic, public, and commercial sectors, providing continuous access to these data while we also support existing and emerging communities of data users.
UK.Data Archive is covered by Thomson Reuters Data Citation Index. Access to our data is via registration on the ESDS site and agreement to an End User Licence. A few datasets are subject to special conditions of access, and others require a special licence before they can be used.
Offering and depositing your data to the Archive are simple processes. We review all offers of data and guide you through the deposit process. Depositing involves preparing your data with our guidance and completing the accompanying forms.
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Since its establishment over 40 years ago the UK Data Archive has acquired, preserved and managed a vast range of data. We acquire data from academic, public sector and commercial sources within the United Kingdom and abroad. Since 2005 our Archive has been designated a Place of Deposit by The National Archives. We are part of the pan-European CESSDA Catalogue. From there you can locate data and variables from selected data collections stored at a number of European social science data archives. We also hold several key international survey series which can be found in our DataCatalogue.