UK e-Social Science Information Page
The ESRC National Centre for e-Social Science was set up to develop and promote the use of e-Science to benefit social science research.
We aim to drive a transformation in social science research practice which will inform and inspire social science researchers in the methods and tools of Digital Social Research. Enhancing established methods and practices will create new opportunities at the boundaries of the disciplines.
Since October 2009 the e-Social Science programme has been co-ordinated by the National Strategic Director for e-Social Science (NSDeSS) and the directorate team, which has been put in place to develop a coherent inter-agency approach to maximise the uptake, use and impact of new digital technologies across the social science community.
The e-Social Science programme currently comprises eight projects (“nodes”) which are developing and exploiting e-Science technologies, methodologies and infrastructure in the context of substantive social and economic research problems, and advancing our understanding of the sociology of research technologies. The programme also funds eight ‘Demonstrator’ and ‘Sustainability projects, as well as over thirty community-based activities throughout the UK.
For enquiries please contact the DSR Project Coordinator
Phone: +44 1865 610744