Data owners and producers

The UK Data Service works closely with owners and producers of some the most important social and economic data sources in the UK to make sure they are made available to users in a timely manner. 

Below are some of the high-profile organisations who regularly deposit data with us.

  • Centre for Longitudinal Studies

    The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) is an ESRC resource centre responsible for running three of Britain’s internationally-renowned birth cohort studies.

  • Defra

    The Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) is the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on the environment, food and rural affairs.

  • Department for Transport

    The Department for Transport is one of the UK's leading centres for independent social research. Their research covers a wide range of areas of social policy, and their findings help us understand social behaviour and inform policy.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    The Department for Work and Pensions is responsible for welfare and pension policy and is a key player in tackling child poverty.

  • Eurostat

    Eurostat is the European statistical office whose key role is to provide the European Union with a high-quality statistical information service that enables comparisons between countries and regions.

  • Health and Social Care Information Centre

    Set up as an Executive Non Departmental Public Body in April 2013, the Health and Social Care Information Centre is the trusted national provider of high-quality information, data and IT systems for health and social care.

  • Home Office

    The Home Office provides research and statistics on Home Office responsibilities such as crime, counter-terrorism, the justice system and immigration. 

  • International Energy Agency

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) is the energy forum for 26 industrialised countries, an autonomous intergovernmental entity within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to ensure the energy security of industrialised nations.

  • International Monetary Fund

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) was established to promote international monetary cooperation and assist countries in balance-of-payment difficulties. It has over 180 member countries.

  • NatCen

    NatCen Social Research is one of the UK's leading centres for independent social research. Their research covers a wide range of areas of social policy, and their findings help us understand social behaviour and inform policy.

  • Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency

    NISRA is the principal source of official statistics and social research on Northern Ireland´s population and socio-economic conditions.

  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    The OECD is an international alliance of national governments that acts as a forum for member countries to develop economic and social policies. It collects and disseminates authoritative economic data on a wide range of industrial and economic indicators.

  • Office for National Statistics

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics and the recognised national statistical institute of the UK. 


    TNS BMRB are a leading social research agency for UK and international policymakers. Their expertise includes the provision of national statistics, public policy analysis and public service performance measurement and improvement.

  • UK Longitudinal Studies Centre

    The UK Longitudinal Studies Centre (ULSC) is an ESRC national resource centre for promoting longitudinal research and for the design, management and support of UK longitudinal surveys.

  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization

    Set up in 1966, UNIDO is a United Nations agency with 170 member states. It aims to help developing countries and countries with economies in transition in their fight against marginalisation by promoting industrialisation throughout the developing world.

  • World Bank

    The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Its focus is to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, which call for the elimination of global poverty and sustained development.

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