UK Data Archive

Page last modified on 25 August 2016, at 08:48 AM (initially posted on 11 August 2008)

The UK Data Archive (UKDA) is curator of the largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities in the United Kingdom.

With several thousand datasets relating to society, both historical and contemporary, our Archive is a vital resource for researchers, teachers and learners. Since 2005 the UKDA has been designated a Place of Deposit by the National Archives allowing it to curate public records.

UK Data Archive, University of EssexUK Data ServiceeduPersonScopedAffiliation

(legacy scoped format)


Identity providers are required to assert User Accountability and individual users must register online for access.

This SP requires your IdP to send the legacy scoped format of eduPersonTargetedID, or access will be denied and the user may see a HTTP 500 error. Please see the our Shibboleth IdP configuration page describing how to define and release the legacy format of this attribute, or get in touch with the UK federation helpdesk for more information.

This service is available for subscription to UK HE, FE & research councils through JISC Collections.