UK data archive

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The UK data archive (UKDA) is curator of the largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities in the United Kingdom. The collection includes over 5,000 datasets relating to contemporary and historical society with data acquired from the academic, public, and commercial sectors. UKDA also provides guidance and training on how to manage, store and share data.


UKDA is available to Internet users including registered students and staff of the University of Sheffield regardless of location and can be accessed directly from this page by connecting to the UK Data Archive website. In addition, staff and students of the University of Sheffield can download data via the UK Data Service - this requires further registration and subsequent access via MUSE, the University portal. See the Quick links for more information.


If you experience any difficulties in using this eResource please call the Library HelpDesk on extension 27200 or email