The WISERD DataPortal

The WISERD DataPortal is a web application that enhances a researcher's ability to search, discover, map and download socio-economic research data related to Wales. The aim is to encourage the re-use and re-purposing of existing data.

What does it do?

The WISERD DataPortal has three main functions:

i. Meta-Data Search

This allows the user to use keywords to search and discover standards compliant meta-data for a wide range of surveys undertaken by government and other organisations including WISERD. The meta-data includes questions asked, response categories, sample sizes, the geographies at which the data are available and how the source data may be accessed.

ii. Data Dashboards and Data Platforms

These provide tools to map, graph and provide tabular and statistical outputs for a variety of socio-economic data, points of interest and boundary data for Wales and in some cases to export the data for further analysis.

iii. Reporting Tool

This tool allows users to create dashboards of their own data from uploaded Excel spreadsheets and to share these dashboards as interactive reports. The dashboards can include headline statistics, tabular data, graphs and maps for areas in Wales. Currently, a user has to register to use this tool. Please contact the WISERD DataTeam at the email below for more information.

How does it work?

The WISERD DataPortal and the various dashboards have been written using free and open-source software (FOSS) and runs in your web browser and on a number of platforms including tablets and mobile devices.

Get involved

WISERD has a number of user groups and training events over the coming months. If you are interested in the developments of the WISERD DataPortal and would like to get involved, please email Prof. Scott Orford at