Data often have a longer lifespan than the research project that creates them. Researchers may continue to work on data after funding has ceased, follow-up projects may analyse or add to the data, and data may be re-used by other researchers.
Well organised, well documented, preserved and shared data are invaluable to advance scientific inquiry and to increase opportunities for learning and innovation.
The UK Data Service is closed from 17:00 on Friday 21 December 2018 and will re-open 09:00 on Wednesday 2 January 2019.
Online services will run unattended during this period.
Season's Greetings to all our users.