UK Data Archive

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Visitor''s address: University of Essex Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ
County/local authority:



United Kingdom

E-mail address:
+44 (0)1206 872001
+44 (0)1206 872003
Opening hours:

Digital service: open 24 hours a day; Email/telephone help desk open during office hours, 5 days a week, excluding bank holidays and advertised periods of downtime.

Closing dates:

The UK Data Service help desk is closed on all UK public holidays and during weekends. The online service is available at all times, apart from advertised periods of downtime.


The UK Data Archive is situated on the Colchester campus of the University of Essex in the Social Science Research Centre (SSRC) building. Access to the UK Data Archive is controlled. The service is accessible online.

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Access conditions: Not accessible to the public
Access information:

The majority of access to the UK Data Service collections takes place online. Some data collections are open and available to the public; others are safeguarded and require an end user licence to be agreed. The final set of data collections are controlled and available only to trusted researchers who, once approved, may visit the UK Data Service Safe Centre to gain access to these sensitive data, subject to a statistical disclosure control process, or may access them remotely.

Disabled access: Facilities for disabled people are available
Facilities for disabled people:

The UK Data Archive building complies with all disability legislation. The UK Data Archive and UK Data Service websites all comply with accessibility standards.

Terms of use:

Some data are open, for all to use; others are safeguarded and require agreement to terms and conditions prior to use; still others are controlled and are only available to accredited users.

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Searchroom: N/A places
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Searchroom contact
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Computer places: N/A places
Microfilm/fiche readers: N/A places
Public internet access: Not available
Conservation laboratory: No conservation laboratory available
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Related resource:
UK Data Service Discover

This is the UK Data Service's online catalogue

Name of the archive (in other languages):

UK Data Service

Alternative/previous name(s) of the archive:

Economic and Social Data Service (2003-2012)

Type of archive:

University and research archives

Last update: 03.02.2016
Archival Material