Welcome to CDRC Data

We are the Consumer Data Research Centre, the UK's leading source of consumer data, part of the ESRC's Big Data Programme. Datasets are organised by Topics and listed on this site. We offer data under three tiers: Open, Safeguarded and Secure. Access to data in the Safeguarded and Secure tier is through a reviewed application process. Further details can be found within the User Guide and Research Approval Guidelines, with an initial application form.

Currently, our Data Store and the Open and Safeguarded data remain fully available despite the current coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. Access to the Secure labs is currently suspended because of university campus shutdowns. We are still accepting and processing Secure data applications, for access when our labs reopen. Our Masters Dissertation Scheme remains open and accepting applications from students who wish to collaborate with businesses through remote working. This year’s Scheme offers plenty of opportunities for motivated students to use business and CDRC data, and provides great opportunities for students unable to undertake fieldwork or collect primary data. The Scheme also remains a great opportunity to collaborate with industry and apply your research skills to data sets that are often otherwise inaccessible to researchers, or to use CDRC data resources. More details.