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The UK's largest digital collection of social sciences and population research data


We provide guidance and training on managing research data through publications, workshops and webinars.

We deliver a variety of data skills training sessions for early career researchers at the University of Essex, as part of the Newcomers programme and our experts frequently deliver the Big Data Essex Summer Schools.

Our book, Managing and Sharing Research Data: a guide to good practice, was commissioned and published by Sage, and we have delivered our training courses in Europe, the USA, China, India, Taiwan and Krygyzstan.

Through the UK Data Service, we offer further training resources, webinars and access support to help you gain the data analysis skills you need to produce research with real impact.

We are also responsible for:

Please contact us if you have a capacity-building project you want to collaborate on.