UTS Library

Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS)

Fields of Research: 


  • UK


The service is a jointly-funded initiative sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). These centres work collaboratively to provide preservation, dissemination, user support and training for an extensive range of key economic and social data, both quantitative and qualitative, spanning many disciplines and themes. The ESDS is a distributed service, based on a collaboration between four key centres of expertise: UK Data Archive (UKDA), Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) Manchester Information and Associated Services (MIMAS), Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research (CCSR).

Registration Requirements: 

For searching - No
For download - Yes

Access and Reuse Conditions: 

Depends on data-set. Signed End User License required for all data-sets. Special licence rquired for restricted data-sets. Some data-sets available only to UK-based researchers.

Deposit Options: 

All recipients of Economic and Social Research Council funding are required to offer their data for deposit and reuse. ESDS will consider data submissions from international researchers, however, ASSDA/ADA is the preferred place of deposit for Australian researchers. Contact UTSeScholarship for advice and assistance

Cost to Access: 

Free for non-comerical use.