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Social Policy and Intervention: Data & Statistics

Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE)

A multidisciplinary and cross-national panel database of microdata on health, socio-economic status and social and family networks from 20 European countries (+Israel) aged 50 or older.

Global Data

The Global Health Observatory (GHO) database

The WHO's main health statistics repository. You can find a range of health topics like mortality, the burden of disease, infectious diseases, risk factors and health expenditures.

UN Data

Internet-based data service bringing UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point.

World Development Indicators (WDI) & Global Development Finance (GDF)

Access data directly via the Databank or browse the Data catalogue.

UK Data Service and Data Archive

UK Data Service

A unified point of access to data from ESDS, Census Programme, Secure Data Service, and others.

UK Data Archive
Curator of the largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities in the UK, provides a range of services supporting creators and users of social and economic data.


Bodleian Data Library

The Bodleian Data Library provides a range of services for researchers and students at the University of Oxford who need to make secondary use of statistics and data, with the initial focus on the social sciences -

  • supports researchers and students in finding, accessing and using social science statistics and data;
  • manages the access and curation of restricted and sensitive datasets which may not be networked including data supplied by Eurostat;
  • offers a new data brokering and clearing house service for the acquisition of datasets by research centres in the Social Sciences Division;
  • provides consultancy services and highlights training opportunities;
  • alerts researchers to new sources of data.
For data enquiries and help please email, or contact the Data Librarian direct:
John Southall (tel.: 01865 285936) at Bodleian Social Science Library.

OECD iLibrary

Provides comprehensive access to statistical databases and series plus full-text books, periodicals and reports released by the OECD, OECD Development Centre, PISA, and ITF containing new and unique citation tool for datasets and tables.

Public Opinion Polls and Surveys

A guide to public opinion polls and surveys is here.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

The social science data archive in the world offering research data for US, and international micro data.

National Social Policy and Social Change Archive

The archive houses the raw data arising out of contemporary studies relating to social policy and social change. It includes a range of well-known pioneering classic studies from the social sciences.

UK Biobank

UK Biobank

A national and international health resource open to all bona fide health researchers. UK Biobank is following the health and well-being of 500,000 volunteer participants and provides health information, which does not identify them, to approved researchers in the UK and overseas.