What can Data.ac.uk do for me?

We are all part of the constantly evolving open data agenda and its emerging culture. Data.ac.uk aims to bring together the higher education community and the wealth of data it has access to, and encourage that community to share, utilise, update, grow and generate demand for open data.
The data being aggregated via this site can be used in all sorts of ways including:

  • Improving transparency
  • Increasing participation
  • Increased knowledge
  • Identifying trends
  • Improving products and services
  • Innovating
  • Improving efficiency

Data.ac.uk offers a variety of uses to a plethora of audiences, find out below how it can benefit you and your organisation:

  • IT managers

Find out how your university can contribute.
Join the mailing list to contribute or as a watching brief.

  • Website developers

Gain important know-how from others in the community.
Have you managers asked you to source data? You can download data for use within your organisation.
Joining the mailing list and get involved in on-going discussions.

  • Research managers and administrators

You can search a dataset such as equipment.data, if you’re responding to a grant application.
You may want to contribute data from your organisation and can learn how.
You might be looking for particular datasets; you can search what we have.

  • Data managers

Are you looking for comparable data sets for analysis?
Could you share the data you’re in charge of?

  • Equipment and facilities managers

You can search for an equipment item, find underused equipment and check what equipment is available in your region and across the UK.
The data could help you look for partners if you’re establishing consortia in a capability.
You can search for data to undertake analysis in a certain sector of research.