Through its engagement function, NCRM currently chairs a number of networks. The objectives of convening networks are: 1) to act as a central platform and/or organiser of supportive and resilient networks; 2) to connect researchers both within and beyond academia, centred around training and research methods and 3) to identify joint activities and funding opportunities. Current networks are:
Data Resources Training Network
We provide a forum to support collaboration between ESRC-funded data services, coordinating and facilitating opportunities to add value to individual member activities, limiting duplication and sharing intelligence. In addition to NCRM, members of the DRTN include:
DTP Training Network
ESRC-funded Doctoral Training Parternships (DTP) and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) work together on collaborative efforts to share resources and insight, and respond to the training needs of the postgraduate research community. Members of the DTP Training Network include:
Following the success of Work Package 5 Pedagogy of Methodological Learning study, interest in research into the pedagogy of social research methods continues in the latest phase of NCRM. This is led by NCRM Co-Director, Melanie Nind (Professor of Education, University of Southampton) who is keen to bring together researchers working in this area to optimise impact in the research methods education arena.