Essential maintenance to our systems is planned for the morning of 19th December 2017. Users are likely to experience disruption to online services during this period.

The UK Data Archive offices are closed from 12.30 GMT Friday 22 December 2017 and will re-open on Tuesday 2 January 2018. Online services will run unattended during this period. Season's Greetings to all our users.


Social Science Challenge!16-Mar-10UK Data Archive, University of Essex

Sixth forms in Essex and Suffolk are invited to apply for this year's Social Science Challenge! Teams will battle it out to become the winners in this news and social science quiz and to win a cash prize for their school.

Education and entertainment will be provided by metaphysical magician and Professor of Government, Dr Todd Landman.

2009 winners, Chantry High School and Sixth Form Centre, took away a cheque for 500 pounds.

This quiz is an annual event sponsored by the ESRC as part of the Festival of Social Science.

Schools wishing to enter a team should contact in the first instance.