ESDS has moved to the UK Data Service. Users registered with ESDS - what you need to know
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ESDS International has joined the UK Data Service

The UK Data Service provides a single point of access to a wide range of secondary data, including international macrodata, along with supporting documentation, guides and specialist support. You will also find access to other data types, including UK Census data.

Here are some key links that will help you find data and resources formerly provided by ESDS International:

In addition, please see the FAQs for ESDS users for information on how the move to UK Data Service will affect the way you access and download data.

What has happened to the ESDS International pages?

Much of the content and functionality of the old ESDS pages has now been transferred to the new UK Data Service.

The structure of the new site is quite different, but offers users greater control and flexibility to find data and resources relating to data. There are a couple of key changes:

  • ESDS has been restructured and is now part of a unified service, working with colleagues in other data specialisms to provide resources and support which is less constrained by the distinctions between data types.
  • Many of the pages that previously contained static lists of data and resources have been replaced by a dynamic search engine called Discover, which gives you a lot more control over your searches. Think of it as creating the pages you want.

The old ESDS site is no longer being updated so, where appropriate, links will redirect you to the equivalent content in the UK Data Service site. The UK Data Service site is still undergoing further development work so a small number of pages have remained on this site until they are replaced.

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Here are some links to get started with the service: