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"Partners who provide funding, strategic direction and organisational support"

The UK Data Service was established by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in October 2012.

Their vision is to integrate and expand several existing data services into a comprehensive national service structured to support researchers in academia, business, third sector and all levels of government.

In addition to ESRC funding, we also receive financial support from our host organisations, and our activities are overseen by the ESRC's Data Infrastructure Strategic Advisory Committee. You can read more in the tabs below.

Host organisations
Advisory committee

The UK Data Service Governing Board has been replaced, as from November 2014, by a new entity, the ESRC Data Infrastructure Strategic Advisory Committee (DISAC). DISAC is responsible for strategic oversight and the provision to the ESRC of independent assurance for the UK Data Service and investments made under the Big Data Network

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