Data are the main assets of economic and social research. ESRC recognise publicly-funded research data as valuable, long-term resources that, where practical, must be made available for secondary scientific research.
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) grant applicants who plan to generate data must submit a data management and sharing plan for their research projects as part of the application.
It is expected that an outline data management and sharing plan will include the following points:
Creating Hackney as Home (Principal Investigator Melissa Butcher)
The two year ESRC funded project Creating Hackney as Home: Young People as Participatory Researchers and Publics is working with a group of young people in the London Borough of Hackney. Using participatory video research methods, the project aims to understand the experience of space and space use in the formation of 'home' and belonging, and the impact of affective responses to change and difference in that process.
Facilitating Equitable Access and Quality Education for Development: South African International Distance Education (Principal Investigator Parvati Raghuram)
International Distance Education (IDE) can provide a vehicle for achieving sustainable development, particularly equitable access to quality education for all that addresses the skills requirements of the labour market. It aims to understand the factors affecting IDE in South Africa (SA), a major regional provider of IDE in Africa, and to explore demand side factors in Lesotho, Zimbabwe and Nigeria – three major users of SA’s IDE.