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Freedom of information at the EU – who can access what and how?

The second webinar in our series on freedom of information in social research focused on access to European Union (EU) documents and the role of …

Second episode of NCRM and YouthLife podcast out now

The second episode of NCRM’s new podcast series is out now. Each episode in the six-part series features conversations with leading experts on qualitative longitudinal or mixed …

Register your interest in computational methods spring school

Researchers interested in computational social science are being invited to express their interest in a spring school that will be held in April 2023. The NCRM/Exeter …

Registration open for third Critical Conversations webinar

The third event in NCRM’s Critical Conversations webinar series is now open for registrations. The free webinar, on Wednesday, 14 December 2022, will focus on working with …

Call opens for 2023 Research Methods e-Festival

The call for contributions for the 2023 Research Methods e-Festival is now open. The online event, on 7-9 November 2023, will be a celebration of research …

Join free webinar on how to access EU data

A free webinar will explore the ways in which researchers can access documents and data from the European Union. The event – FOI requests as a …

Why FOI requests are a powerful but under-used research tool

Freedom of Information (FOI) laws are a crucial tool for the transparency and accountability of public institutions. Many countries have access to information laws, though …

Having an honest conversation about ethics in participatory research

I am one of several organisers of NCRM’s Collaborative and Participatory Methodological Special Interest Group, which has helped to shape a new webinar series called …