ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre

About ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre

We enable renowned researchers to work with organisations effecting real change.
Together with our partners, we help resolve the biggest challenges of our time.

We collaborate with private sector, public sector and not-for-profit organisations who can wield the transformative power of data to benefit their communities.
By supporting them in implementing best practice, we create real-world impact, influencing policy and informing practice.

Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), we aim to be the UK’s centre of choice for data research.

We act as a hub of knowledge that reaches beyond Essex into a global network of experts, organisations and innovators.
This ensures the far-reaching impact of our best practice models and concepts. Situated in the Knowledge Gateway of the University of Essex, we provide access to funding, training and world-leading expertise in data analytics.

We help organisations bring data to life by providing:

  • Grant funded data analytics projects (Data Analytics Innovation Vouchers)
  • Data anaytlcis training
  • Webinars
  • Events
  • Consultations

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