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A number of prominent social scientists and ESRC grant holders have been honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2014.
Professor Sir David Hendry has today received the ESRC Celebrating Impact Lifetime Achievement Award. Over five decades Professor Hendry has developed macroeconomic models capturing how economies work, which are now embedded in software widely used by policymakers and decision-makers.
We welcome the open consultation by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) on Science and Research: proposals for long-term capital investment. We believe it is vital that the needs of social science are reflected in responses to the consultation.
The ESRC and the British Academy have published a summary of a unique scoping workshop on sustainable prosperity co-hosted by the two organisations that took place on 20 February 2014.
'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.
Changes are under way to the Research Outcomes System (ROS) meaning that there will be a freeze on all updates to ROS from 30 April until September 2014.
A group of research funders, including ESRC, have outlined the steps they will take to reduce the risk of anonymised individual research subjects in the UK being re-identified
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ESRC today announced that its Chief Executive Professor Paul Boyle is to leave the organisation in September 2014, at the end of his four-year term, to take up the position of Vice-Chancellor at the University of Leicester.
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.
ESRC are pleased to announce the appointment of Anand Menon - Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at Kings College, London – as Research co-ordinator for its initiative on ‘ The UK in a Changing Europe.’
RCUK National Contact Points are organising a series of information days around the country.
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.
A number of prominent social scientists and ESRC grant holders have been honoured in the New Year Honours list 2014
Outlining our agenda for both social media and Third Sector data over the coming months and beyond.
The European Commission has officially launched the Horizon 2020 Work Programmes for 2014-15.
The ESRC, along with the National Institute for Health Research, has announced funding worth £20 million to boost our understanding of dementia.