MethodsCon banner, showing the date of the event on 13-14 September 2022 and the theme, which is rethinking the boundaries of methods in health and social science research


MethodsCon is a wholly in-person event that will take place over two days in Manchester (UK) on 13-14 September 2022. The theme of the event is: rethinking the boundaries of methods in health and social science research.

Following two years of online delivery, NCRM is delighted to announce a return to in-person, live events. This innovative and cross-sector meet-up is part conference, part learning opportunity, part innovation incubator. It has been designed to re-connect and re-energise people with a focus on interdisciplinary perspectives on health and social science.


The provisional MethodsCon programme is now available. The final programme will be announced in the near future. View the provisional programme.

Sessions will be in three main formats:

  1. Interactive Seminars
  2. Professional Development Workshops
  3. Innovation Incubators

Applications to attend

To attend MethodsCon, please complete our quick online application form. You will be notified if you have been successful within two weeks of your application.

Complete the MethodsCon application form

Please note, MethodsCon has been designed to maximise the collaborative and creative opportunities of people being in the same physical space. To build on this, we are looking to ensure that those attending are interested in participating in one, or both, full days of participatory activities.


MethodsCon is free to attend.


The event takes place at etc.venues in central Manchester. The address is:

etc.venues Manchester
11 Portland Street
Manchester M1 3HU

Read accessibility information about the MethodsCon venue.

Further information

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