Sample Page

This is an example page. It’s different from a blog post because it will stay in one place and will show up in your site navigation (in most themes). Most people start with an About page that introduces them to … Read More

The future of DKAN – DKAN for Drupal 8

Drupal 7 is the main back-end to the current version of DKAN. It provides a wealth of features and optional modules that the UK Data Service already makes use of on our own instance. However Drupal 7 is not the … Read More

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Postcode Information Generator

We currently provide a service available at, which allows a user to discover information about a UK postcode or convert data between its census geographies. A typical output looks something like this: This provides useful information for academics, researchers … Read More

UKDS.Stat and DKAN – Ingesting data

Over the course of a few weeks the team has been creating a new instance of UKDS.Stat, one of our products for viewing international data. Doing so has been a challenge but it has been interesting to compare to the … Read More

Improving our search capabilities

When searching our digital resources site you may find being somewhat specific in your search terms doesn’t get you the correct results. Take this screenshot for example. We want to find any datasets containing age 37. It is very specific … Read More

Our Q-step interns look back over their time with us

This summer, we were lucky enough to have Manchester students Rabia Butt and Klara Valentova joined us for a Q-step internship. Q-Step was developed as a strategic response to the shortage of quantitatively-skilled social science graduates. Manchester is one of 15 centres … Read More