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"Locate resources, find out about training and get the help you need"

There is a range of resources and training available to provide users with the support needed to make the best use of UK Data Service collections. 


Self directed learning

Self directed resources allow you to find the information you need at any time. 

Our site contains:

Our guides and video tutorials:

  • introduce data types
  • explain concepts and methods relevant to using our data

Our teaching resources include:

  • workbooks
  • resources for use in learning and teaching

Our New Forms of Data for Social Science Research GitHub 


We run face-to-face and online training events on a range of topics that include:

  • introductions to using the UK Data Service
  • workshops and information sessions on data and data use
  • training on data management

Information about events run by the UK Data Service are listed on our events page. 

Our staff also deliver training hosted by other institutions and organisations. To discuss collaborative events, including inviting UK Data Service speakers to your event, please contact us through our help page.



If you need to contact us with a problem or question we are only to happy to hear from you. The best way to contact us is through our help pages



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