Science Social Sciences

Academy of Social Sciences

Composed of individual academicians and learned societies focusing on social sciences in the UK. Contains event listings and publication details.

British Academy

The UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences. Includes information about its programmes and funding schemes, structure, news and events, and international links.

British Social Attitudes

The primary social research survey in Britain. Contains the text of the current report, plus information on previous surveys.

Campaign for Social Science

Aims to raise the profile of social science in the public, media and Parliament.

Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance

Inter-disciplinary Centre of Research Excellence; includes full details of current research programmes and public engagement efforts.

Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS)

A national data service providing an extensive range of key economic and social data, quantitative and qualitative, covering many disciplines and themes. Includes resources, a profile, and a guide to searching and browsing their data collections.

ESRC National Centre for Research Methods

Network of research groups, each conducting research and training in an area of social science research methods. Includes news and event and training details.

Geodemographics Knowledge Base

Provides a directory of sites for people interested in the application of geodemographics and geo-spatial analysis.

International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research

Based at the Open University; includes publications list and details of forthcoming events and seminars.

Lab UK

BBC site which enables users to take part in genuine online scientific experiments.

Manchester eResearch Centre

The e-social science research programme at the University of Manchester; describes their projects and outputs, with events, news, and contacts.

The Meetology Research Institute

Collects, organises and disseminates the latest scientific research affecting human behaviour and performance at meetings.

Modern Humanities Research Association

Promotes advanced study and research in the field of the modern humanities, particularly cross-disciplinary projects. With details of membership, research funding, news and open letters, publications, and contacts.

Open University Careers Advisory Service: Social Sciences

Features advice for students on creating a career in social sciences.

Population Matters

Charity focusing on a sustainable population for the UK. Includes news of current campaigns and issues, plus a history of the organisation.

Researcher Development Initiative

Supports the training and development of researchers in the social sciences at all career stages. Details current and ongoing projects, plus news.

Social Science for Schools

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) maintains a substantial online library of resources and materials for use in schools.

Social Science Space

Online social networking for those with an interest in social sciences. socscispace

UKSS - UK Systems Society

Supports and promotes systems thinking; includes details of membership, conferences, and publications, with links and contacts.

The Well-Being Institute

University of Cambridge initiative, dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding of well-being and applying this new knowledge to helping people and institutions develop their full potential.

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