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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.

Administrative Data Research Network

Helps researchers gain access to de-identified administrative data so they can carry out social and economic research.

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.

Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC)

Works with organisations to open up their data to our trusted researchers so we can provide solutions that drive economic growth and improve our society.

Cultures of Consumption

A 5 year, £5 million research programme that studied consumption in a global context. It ran from 2002 to 2007.

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.

International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research

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

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.

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.

Scottish Centre for Research on Social Justice -

An archive of research conducted between 2002 and 2009 in the University of Glasgow, into social justice in Scotland in relation to public policy. theSCCJR

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. https://www.facebook.com/socialsciencespace 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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