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Tool transforms access to migration and displacement research data

06/10/2020

Tool transforms access to migration and displacement research data

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has supported the development of a new data visualisation tool that uniquely maps UKRI-funded migration and displacement research in a single, accessible place.

The tool allows users to see the scope, achievements and challenges of the UKRI migration and displacement funding landscape.

It is intended to assist researchers, policy makers, funders, and practitioners to:

  • survey the existing research portfolio
  • guide proposals for future research
  • encourage the development of strategic partnerships and collaborations across research fields, methodologies and geographies.

Developed by the London International Development Centre Migration Leadership Team and funded by the Arts and Humanities Council and the Economic and Social Research Council, this tool was commissioned to develop a shared interdisciplinary and participatory strategic agenda for identifying and supporting migration research.

Geographic mapping shows the distribution of projects across the world and a catalogue of themes and subthemes such as forced displacement, environment, health and economy show the allocation of funding based on the project abstracts in Gateway to Research. You can also filter projects by discipline.

Professor Laura Hammond (The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London), principal investigator of the Migration Leadership Team which led on the design of the tool together with developers Cite, said: "We are really excited to have this tool available. This is the first research portfolio that it is now possible to explore by theme, discipline, geography, and funding source. It helps to show the wide coverage of UKRI-funded research in this area and also helps to show where there might be further opportunities for research on migration and displacement."

Further information

Find out more about the migration research support tool.


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