Information on the registration and ordering process is available by selecting one of the following options:

UK university or college users
Other UK users
Non UK users

If you are not in the UK you can register with us but will first have to apply for a UK Data Archive username and password.

When these have been supplied to you, you will then need to complete the UK Data Service registration process as detailed for UK university or college users.

Note that you will have to select the 'UK Data Archive' as your organisation each time you log in and when you initially register with us.

Once registration is complete you will be able to download/order data from us.

Restrictions on access:

Due to the data redistribution licence agreements we have with data providers/service funders, registration will not permit non-UK users access to some of our resources, for example:

  • international macrodata available via UKDS.stat (some datasets are restricted to UK Further/Higher education, others are open to all)
  • selected Special Licence versions of our survey data
  • controlled data via our Secure Lab

Details of any restrictions on access are available from the 'Access conditions' section within each Discover record.

Commercial users

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The UK Data Service website will be undergoing an upgrade to our systems from Thursday 23 August until Wednesday 29 August inclusive. Some parts of the current website, account area and data catalogue will be unavailable. Normal services are expected to resume on 30 August 2018. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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