Who we are
In 2004 the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) set up the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) at the University of Southampton. NCRM was tasked to increase the quality and range of methodological approaches used by UK social scientists through a programme of training and capacity building, and with driving forward methodological development and innovation through its own research programme.
Since its foundation NCRM team at the University of Southampton has been responsible for carrying out a wide range of coordinating and strategic functions, operating as a focal point for national research and training activities in social science research methods.
From October 2014 onwards NCRM forms a partnership between three institutions with international reputations in methodological research and training in the social sciences. The University of Southampton has directed NCRM since 2004 and run highly regarded short-course programmes through CASS for more than 15 years. The University of Manchester has longstanding experience in delivering high quality methodological research and training through its Cathie Marsh Centre, the Methods@Manchester initiative, as well as hosting two NCRM funded projects and the Research Methods Programme before that. The University of Edinburgh recently received an additional five years of funding for the AQMeN Centre, which has achieved notable success in building quantitative methods capacity in Scotland through innovative training activities.
NCRM also works closely with WISERD in Wales, ARK in Northern Ireland, and the Department of Methodology at the LSE.
How to work with us
NCRM will be commissioning new research projects in spring-summer 2015. The call for research projects will be announced on the front page of the NCRM website in April 2015.
NCRM will be running an international visitor exchange scheme. Details of the scheme will be announced on NCRM website in due course.
For general enquires please email email@example.com or call 023 8059 7473 (+44 2380 597473 from outside UK).
If you are looking for contact details for a specific person, please see our People pages.
National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM)
University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ
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