ISR Awards

Economic and Social Research Council (UK) Scoping Study to Support the Use of Social Science Data for Policy

Services required will include scoping the needs of different groups such as policy analysts and government staff for expert guidance and advice to data users and potential users; what provision there is from other resources, such as Full Fact and POST, and where there are gaps in provision. This will identify what type of provision is needed to enable users to identify the most appropriate data to address their questions and receive guidance on how to use it to best effect, and what benefits this would provide. A range of options is required for what this provision could look like, with assessment of the pros and cons of each, leading to a clear, reasoned recommendation to ESRC.