Opportunities for business

The ESRC supports social scientists at all stages of their careers to undertake high quality research across a large number of social and economic issues. We only support research activity that meets our excellence criterion, is developed to ensure the highest chances of making impact, and is provided for independent investigation.

Find out about the opportunities for your business.

To find out the difference that research we fund has made on businesses, look at recent examples of research.

Business and Local Government Data research centres

The Big Data Network will strengthen the UK's competitive advantage in Big Data and drive economic growth. As part of the network, three Business and Local Government Data Research Centres are creating a safe and secure data infrastructure for researchers to access business and local government data, for innovative research of mutual benefit to data owners.

The centres that are being established are: