How we can help you

On this page we set out some of the ways that the National Centre for Research Methods can help you, and what you can expect to find on our website. If you know what you are looking for, the easiest way to find it is to simply type some words into the 'Search our content' bar at the top of any page.


For researchers and students

NCRM hosts a huge range of learning resources about research methods that you can use and access directly. These have mostly been produced or commissioned directly by ourselves and our partners. Our collections include a substantial publications database, videos, audio podcasts and online learning resources. Within each collection, there are further search options. You can subscribe to receive our regular research methods news emails.

Research methods training is at the core of our mission. We host an extensive training database which lists training and events offered by ourselves, our partners and external organizations. In normal times we offer a range of online and face-to-face training formats across the UK and you may also be eligible for our training bursaries.


For trainers and educators

In addition to the resources for researchers and students above, which you may wish to use to support your own teaching, NCRM is developing a collection of resources specifically for trainers, including quick reference guides for teachers of research methods. We also have a pedagogic research program targeted specifically at the teaching of research methods, and are actively seeking to build up a community of trainers. You can also subscribe to receive our regular research methods news emails. If you are developing your own content that might be suitable for inclusion in the NCRM collections, or would like to contribute to our news and blog posts, we would love to hear from you – please email us at


For partner organizations and stakeholders

NCRM is committed to knowledge exchange and collaboration with researchers, government, businesses and the public. We are always looking for methods-related news to publish online and in our regular methods news emails. Course providers may also be interested to publish their courses on our Training & Events database. If you would like to explore how you can work with us, please email