Research Catalogue features

Visualize our Grant Data

Our research catalogue contains details of ESRC-funded research projects, including details of over 100,000 research outputs (such as articles, books, papers and journal articles). There are also details of the outcomes of the projects, and the impacts that the research has had on the economy, society and individuals.

To enable people to find and re-use our data in innovative ways our research catalogue is included on data.gov.uk. This section provides a summary of further details about the features available.

Visualise our grant information

The ESRC Pivot Viewer makes it easier to present our data in a visual way which is powerful, informative, and valuable. Initially all of our grant data is available for browsing and over time further datasets will be added.

Launch Pivot Viewer

OAI-PMH Web Services

The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) is an approach that provides a mechanism for harvesting records containing metadata from repositories. The OAI-PMH gives a simple technical option for data providers to make their metadata available to services, based on the open standards HTTP (Hypertext Transport Protocol) and XML (Extensible Markup Language). ESRC has implemented an OAI-PMH Webservice to allow other repositories and data services access to our Research catalogue outputs.

Example call: 

http://data.esrc.ac.uk/ukda_OAI/oai.aspx?verb=ListRecords&metadataPrefix=oai_esrc

For further information on OAI - OAI for Beginners - the Open Archives Forum online tutorial

Create your own RSS feed

The ESRC Research Catalogue provides a way for users to save search results as an RSS feed. By building a custom RSS feed, it is possible for you to produce RSS feeds on research topics, specific grants or research outputs and reuse the data on your own website, smartphone, tablet or web browser.

Example call: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/search/rss.aspx?q=climate+change&current_page=1 produces an RSS feed of the first page of results where the keyword search is 'climate change'

A more complex example might look like: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/search/rss.aspx?current_page=1&tab=outputs&content_type=Journal+Article&startYear=2007&endYear=2011&discipline=economics&q=climate+change

This call would produce an RSS feed that displays the first page of results for 'climate change' where the entries (data type) are related to outputs, content type is journal articles, the publication date is between 2007 and 2011 and the discipline is 'economics'.