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New handbook on managing and sharing research data

'Managing and Sharing Research Data: A Guide to Good Practice' is a new handbook authored by four experts from the UK Data Archive and UK Data Service, consolidating 20 years of expertise in storing, transferring and sharing data.

Re-distributed manufacturing

EPSRC and ESRC held a workshop in November 2013 with the aim of bringing together a range of academics with an interest in re-distributed manufacturing to help understand the issues and explore the most suitable opportunities for RCUK involvement. The report is now available.

The 2014 Budget

Chancellor George Osborne delivers his plans to support a 'resilient economy' that boosts economic security and aspiration. The ESRC-funded Institute of Fiscal Studies will be holding a briefing on Thursday, presenting analyses of the Chancellor's announcements.

Launch of the Trans-Atlantic Platform to strengthen international research collaboration

The launch of the Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) in Social Sciences and Humanities Research took place in March in Amsterdam, Netherlands. T-AP is a three-year initiative funded by the European Union and is a global first among 15 national humanities and social science research funding agencies, of which the ESRC and the Arts and Humanities Research Councils (AHRC) are members.

'Where do I belong?' photo exhibition

The winners of the ESRC photo competition 'Where do I belong?' were announced yesterday at The Strand Gallery in London. Winning and shortlisted entries are exhibited at the gallery 18-23 March.

Social Media Enhancements to RCUK Digital Economy Hubs

The ESRC is pleased to announce that funding totalling £1.4 million has been awarded to the RCUK Digital Economy Hubs, dot.rural (University of Aberdeen), SiDE (University of Newcastle) and Horizon (University of Nottingham) to build on and/or enhance work they have been carrying out which is closely aligned with the ESRC’s social media agenda, as well as to conduct complementary activities which will contribute to the development of infrastructure for research using social media data.

UKRO celebrates its thirtieth anniversary

The UK Research Office (UKRO) will mark 30 years of effective UK engagement in EU research at a high-level reception event in Brussels today. UKRO is the European office of the UK Research Councils and during the last three decades UKRO has worked closely with them to support engagement in EU activities.

Centres and Large Grants 2014-15

The 2014-15 Centres and Large Grants competition will open in mid-April . As in previous years we expect that, in addition to the open route, the competition will feature steers in areas of strategic priority, as identified by the ESRC Council.

H2020 opportunities for social scientists

The European Commission has officially announced the first work programmes of Horizon 2020, the next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, with ESRC hosting national contact points and a series of regional events for researchers.

Joint statement on EU Data Protection Regulation

The ESRC, along with other major European research organisations, believe it is vital that EU Data Protection Regulation strikes an appropriate balance to protect the interests of individuals while enabling research that benefits all society.

Digging into Data Challenge

Ten international research funders from four countries jointly announced the winners of the third Digging into Data Challenge, a competition to develop new insights, tools and skills in innovative humanities and social science research using large-scale data analysis.

New Year Honours 2014

A number of prominent social scientists and ESRC grant holders have been honoured in the New Year Honours list 2014

Boost to dementia research announced

The ESRC, along with the National Institute for Health Research, has announced funding worth £20 million to boost our understanding of dementia.

Interactive knowledge exchange workshops

As part of Manchester University's Institute for Social Change (ISC) Knowledge Exchange Trials programme, four interactive workshops will take place in London and Manchester during December.

Celebrating five years of India-ESRC collaboration

Research Councils UK (RCUK) India is celebrating five years of UK-India partnership in research and innovation. The ESRC has developed an extensive portfolio of collaborations with the Indian social science community.

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