ESRC research publications
In 2010, the ESRC proposed that the OECD Global Science Forum should create an Expert Group tasked to investigate ways to improve researchers' access across national boundaries to existing data, and also to examine how social scientists could co-operate globally to explore the research potential of new forms of data – including internet communications, electronic tracking, transactions data etc.
The Expert Group released its report New Data for Understanding the Human Condition in February 2013. ESRC is now considering the recommendations for the forthcoming UK Strategy for Data Resources for Research in the Social Sciences.
The Re-igniting Growth report examines challenges facing the UK after the economic downturn and explores ways to kickstart growth.
Seven Days uses the 'Monday's child' nursery rhyme to showcase examples of ESRC-funded research across seven different areas.
Improving Access for Research and Policy
The report from the Administrative Data Taskforce, proposing a UK Administrative Data Research Network.
Celebrating the social sciences
A collection of 19 case studies demonstrating how social science research creates impact in policy and practice across society.
Recovery Britain examines some of the challenges the UK faces after the downturn and how research evidence can support recovery.
Recession Britain explores what can be learned by looking at economic and social research evidence from previous recessions.