ESRC data infrastructure strategy

The data infrastructure strategy guides ESRC’s investment in social science data infrastructure between 2022 to 2027.



ESRC data infrastructure strategy 2022 to 2027 (PDF)

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The data infrastructure strategy guides the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) investment in social science data infrastructure.

It outlines ESRC’s vision for data infrastructure and the council’s role as a funder.

It sets out goals and objectives, to be met via a delivery plan supported by a theory of change.

The strategy was developed following an open engagement exercise in 2021.

It will operate in the period 2022 to 2027, aligned to the ESRC delivery plan 2022 to 2025.

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