What is the UK Data Service?

Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the UK Data Service provides unified access to an extensive and expanding range of high-quality UK and international social, economic and population data – from UK Censuses to government-funded surveys, longitudinal studies and qualitative data.

Why this blog?

The Data Impact blog is run by the UK Data Service and is a hub for researchers, students, communities, policy-makers, government and anyone interested in maximising the impact of social, population and economic data in research and policy.

We hope to:

  • encourage debate,
  • share best practice and
  • keep the data impact community up to date with news, events and the latest data-driven impactful research and policy making.

Ideas and contributions

We welcome contributions to both blogs from a mind range of voices and opinions. If you would like to contribute or have ideas for the blog, please contact the blog editor via impact@ukdataservice.ac.uk or tweet @UKDSImpact. You can also get more of an idea about writing for the blog here.

Other UK Data Service Twitter accounts:

@UKDataService – information, news, training and events from the UK Data Service

@UKDSCensus – census and population data