Impacts and findings

ESRC-funded research creates a wealth of useful findings. Find out more about our research findings and the impact they generate.

Our research

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We fund a wide range of research, from individual projects to centres, programmes and ventures.

Research topics

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We fund research across a wide range of topics, including the environment, economy, population, skills, technology and health.

Features and impact case studies

Find out how our research is being used to improve policy and practice.

Research catalogue

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The research catalogue contains details of over 100,000 ESRC-funded research outputs up to April 2014.

Evaluation and impact


Research evaluation and impact evaluation are a vital part of our work.

Impact toolkit

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Our toolkit helps you to communicate your research and achieve impact.

Research resources

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ESRC research resources include data services, surveys, centres, programmes and initiatives.

HMRC-ESRC collaboration

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HMRC and ESRC have established a range of joint activities, supporting interdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange in tax policy and administration.