ESRC data resources

Discovering data and how to use it. 

This March, the ESRC’s funded data resources will run a series of collaborative webinars highlighting the wide range of data sources ready and waiting to be explored and utilised by researchers and academics. Split into four separate sessions, each focusing on a different research topic, the series aims to help novice as well as experienced data users discover new data sources that could aid their own investigations. The research topics to be featured are as follows:

  • Education
  • Journey to work
  • Ethnicity and migration
  • Obesity

Each hour long webinar will consist of 2-3 presentations from expert researchers, examples of how different data sources have been used in real research case studies, as well as time set aside for participants to pose questions and ask our presenters for advice.

The webinar series is the result of a collaboration between a number of ESRC-funded resource centres working together to promote the value and use of social science data. The collaboration is made up of several organisations, including: CeLSIUS, NILS_RSU, SLS-DSU, CLOSER, Understanding Society, the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), the UK Data Service, the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM), and the three ESRC-funded big data centres; the Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC), ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre (BLG) and Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC).

Join us for:

Tuesday 5 March, 15:00-16:00 GMT – Education

This webinar is jointly organised by the UK Data Service and CeLSIUS and is for those who would like to know more about sources of data available for investigating education. It will focus particularly on longitudinal data, but also touch on available cross-sectional sources.

Tuesday 12 March, 15:00-16:00 GMT – Journey to work

This webinar is jointly organised by CeLSIUS and the UK Data Service and will explore journey to work data in the UK, focusing on data from the census, in particular the longitudinal studies.

Tuesday 19 March, 15:00-16:00 GMT – Ethnicity and migration

This webinar is jointly organised by Understanding Society and the Centre for Longitudinal Studies and is for those who want to do research on ethnicity and migration related issues and are particularly interested in longitudinal analysis. The webinar will focus on two longitudinal surveys in UK, Understanding Society and the Millennium Cohort Study, which are particularly suited for this purpose.

Wednesday 27 March, 15:00-16:00 GMT – Obesity

This webinar is jointly organised by CLOSER and the UK Data Service and is for those who would like to know more about sources of data available for investigating obesity. It will focus particularly on longitudinal, cross-sectional and consumer data.