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Access to Data Sets

Library staff can advise on access to datasets

The list below gives examples of sources of datasets which may be used for research.

FTSE Russell Indices Data

ft.com/marketsdata offers data from its archive of indices for a specified working day date to Financial Times ft.com subscribers. Its 'World markets at a glance' carries shares indices and 'FT500, Fixed incomes, Commodities, Interest rates' features gilts indices. Members with local access to the FT may prefer this report of FTSE indices before considering application to the IFoA. The Library service can only provide single date raw data sheets sourced from FTSE Russell per working day date upon member application for purposes of non-commercial research:

Download FTSE Schedule of Data and Application Form.

FTSE Russell International Limited (FTSE Russsell)  
FTSE (R) is a trade mark of the London Stock Exchange Group companies and is used by FTSE under license.  All rights in the FTSE indices and/or ratings vest in FTSE Russell and/or its licensors.  Neither FTSE Russell nor its licensors accept any liability for any errors or omissions in the FTSE Russell indices and/or FTSE ratings or underlying data.  No further distribution of FTSE Russell data is permitted without FTSE Russell's express written consent.

Researchers may be interested in the Heriot-Watt University collation for gilts indices in British Government Securities database having regard to the compilers' notices.

Continuous Mortality Investigation

Much of the CMI’s work is based on analysing data supplied by UK life assurance companies and by actuarial consultancies, in respect of members of large self-administered pension schemes (SAPS).

The CMI is funded by subscriptions. Subscribers receive results for any data they have submitted and results presenting the experience of the aggregated dataset.

For further information, see About the CMI.

For details about the provision of CMI data for research purposes, see Uses of data.

The Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS)           

A national data archiving and dissemination service. The ESDS works collaboratively to provide preservation, dissemination, user support and training for an extensive range of key economic and social data, both quantitative and qualitative, spanning many disciplines and themes.

To download any data you must register with ESDS, agree to an End User Licence (EUL) and provide details of your intended use. For further information see: http://www.esds.ac.uk/aandp/access/access.asp

Enquiries: help@esds.ac.uk

HESonline (Hospital Episode Statistics)

The national statistical data warehouse for England of the care provided by NHS hospitals and for NHS hospital patients treated elsewhere. HES is the data source for a wide range of healthcare analysis for the NHS, government and many other organisations and individuals.

Much data is available for downloading on a self-service basis. Customised reports can also be requested.

Enquiries: enquiries@ic.nhs.uk

Contact Details

If you have any enquiries about data sets please contact the Library.

libraries@actuaries.org.uk