The UK Data Archive, based at the University of Essex, 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.
We are the lead partner in the UK Data Service (https://service.re3data.org/repository/r3d100010230) through which data users can browse collections online and register to analyse and download them. Open Data collections are available for anyone to use. The UK Data Archive is a Trusted Digital Repository (TDR) certified against the CoreTrustSeal (https://www.coretrustseal.org/) and certified against ISO27001 for Information Security (https://www.iso.org/isoiec-27001-information-security.html).