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Data enriched research, data enhanced impact: The importance of UK data infrastructure

Via London School of Economics: “The UK Data Service is trusted to manage the UK’s largest collection of UK and international social and economic research data, spanning major UK government-sponsored surveys, cross-national surveys, longitudinal studies, UK census data, international aggregate data banks, business microdata and qualitative and mixed methods data. The data in our collection reflect the issues that affect all our lives and experiences, both close to home and internationally, covering every continent, from birth through education, employment and on to old age. The data cover a wide range of topics, such as housing, the economy, quality of life and people’s attitudes to their work, health and finances and many more. Users can browse the data online and register with us to analyse and download them and download our Open Data collections without registration. Each year we help more than 20,000 registered users – plus numerous other users who don’t need to register – gain access to a wealth of data. Approved Researchers can access data in our Secure Lab which provides controlled access to data that are too detailed, sensitive or confidential to be made available under our standard End User or Special Licences. More and more researchers from the government and public sectors are accessing the data in our Secure Lab, and we’re about to trial access to some data, to commercial users. We also provide supporting resources that include dedicated user guides, learning materials and a rich training programme in a range of formats. We’ve facilitated nearly 800,000 data analyses / downloads / exports since the UK Data Service launched in October 2012 with over 7.5 million web accesses internationally…”

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