Press releases

Read the latest press releases from ESRC and our major investments. You can access press releases that we have published since 2009.

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Our different concerns are revealed: confidentiality is key to big data

A new network of data research centres is enabling academics to access ever more useful data sets for the research. While safeguarding the identities of individuals, the network has opened up some of the ‘big data’ routinely collected by business and local government organisations.

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Crime falling? Yes, but it's also evolving

We are always being told that crime levels are falling, but is that true for all types of crime? New research looking at the changing trends of crime in Scotland shows that the majority are less likely than ever to become a victim of crime. However, this picture hides the fact that many people living in high crime areas will continue to be victimised.

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Ageing exhibition kicks off 2014 Festival

ESRC is launching its biggest ever Festival of Social Science with an exhibition highlighting the opportunities and challenges posed by an ageing population.

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