Data and documentation User guides, fieldwork documents, questionnaires, technical reports

Data collected from the survey’s thousands of participants is securely stored by the UK Data Service, from where researchers can access it online. All of the associated documentation is available here.

Understanding Society – a design overview, published in the Longitudinal and Life Course Studies 2012 Volume 3 Issue 1, also provides a helpful introduction.

Health, Biomarkers and Genetics

Documentation relating to Health, Biomarkers and Genetics data

See Key Features for an overview

Innovation panel

Documentation for households in the Innovation Panel

See Key Features for an overview

Getting started

Access the documentation and data

Data releases

Information about latest releases of data and updates


Bibliographic citations and acknowledgements