- Research Nodes
- Demonstrator Projects
- Sustainability Projects
- Community Funded Projects
- Research Networks and Partnerships
- Tools and Downloads
The DSR Programme funds a variety of large research nodes, smaller Demonstrator and Sustainability grants, and community-based initiatives across the UK.
The e-Social Science programme has established 8 nodes around the UK with expertise in applying advanced ICT to applied social science and studying the adoption of e-Science technology. These groups 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.
Four new projects were funded by the Digital Social Research programme in 2011 that demonstrate the use of digital tools, techniques and practices in economic and social science research. The purpose of these demonstrators will be to (a) raise awareness of new digital research tools and methods, and (b) establish translatable practice. The spectrum of demonstrators will include projects with impact beyond the academic research community.
Four new projects were funded by the Digital Social Research programme in 2011 that enhance the sustainability of proven software, services and practices, so that they may further support economic and social science research using digital methods. These projects also seek to demonstrate the social science impact of the software, services and practices and to contribute to their longer term sustainability plans. Projects are encouraged to engage with other sustainability activities as appropriate and to help establish best practice in sustainability in the context of Digital Social Research.
The Digital Social Research Community Activities Funding scheme aims to provide researchers with funds to support ideas exchanges, training in digital social research tools and methods, outreach events and partnerships. There are three types of funds:
- Partnerships – joint activities, including the facilitation of Social Scientists studying e-Science projects.
- Visitors – Supports exchanges, prioritising linking across investments and mobility of ‘Research Technologists’ for whom other programmes are unsuitable, building on past programmes.
- Training and Events – materials and support including engagements with other relevant project such as National Centre for Research Methods and Digital Economy.
The DSR Programme is working with a number of collaborators and partners across all fields and disciplines to deliver hi-impact research in the social sciences.
Download and use some of the software packages, toolsm and resources developed by Digital Social Research nodes and projects.