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.


How to set up and run a data service3 - 05-Jul-13University of Essex, Colchester

This three-day workshop on how to set up and run a data service was organised for the SERSCIDA project with EU funding [FP7 Theme: SiS.2011.1.3.1-1]. fp7 logo

Delegates had the opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn first hand from specialists at the UK Data Archive about the strategies and practices used in the Archive's daily work, with a focus on storing and sharing social science data, including microdata, aggregate, qualitative and historical data.

The Archive has over 40 years experience in selecting, ingesting, curating and providing access to data. We are a designated Place of Deposit for The National Archives and are internationally acknowledged experts in this field.