Who we are
The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) was established by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in 2004 and was originally coordinated from the University of Southampton. Since 2014 NCRM has been a partnership between three universities with international reputations in methodological research and training in the social sciences: University of Southampton, University of Manchester and University of Edinburgh.
In January 2020 NCRM entered a new phase with an ESRC award for 5 years. The new phase focuses on delivering a comprehensive programme of cutting-edge research methods training across the UK. This phase is still delivered by the Universities of Southampton, Manchester and Edinburgh but this partnership is significantly enhanced and expanded to include strategically selected Centre partner institutions who will deliver training locally to ensure geographical and subject expertise diversity. The nine institutions are UCL, NatCen, WISERD, Bristol, Exeter, Essex, Leeds, Liverpool and Glasgow.
How to work with us
NCRM is interested in knowledge exchange and engaging with researchers, government, businesses and the public. If you would like to contribute to our methodological resources please email email@example.com. We are also always looking for method related news to publish in our e-bulletin.
Course providers can also publish their courses on our Training & Events database.
For general enquires please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (23) 80 594539.
If you are looking for contact details for a specific person, please see our People pages.
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National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM)
University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ