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Opportunity profile: ESRC gets smart with data

Council opens call to run services that unleash research potential of everyday digital interactions

Top tips

  • This is a call for data services, not delivery of a research agenda
  • Focus on the unique value proposition of your bid rather than trying to cover a lot of thematic ground
  • Interdisciplinarity is vital and bids do not have to be led by a social scientist
  • Ensure your team has robust experience in all the relevant areas, including working with commercial partners

Overseen by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Smart Data Research UK programme is backed by £59.3 million, to run from 2022 and 2029. Its goal is to “unlock the power of new forms of data for research and innovation”.

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