About SDC-Net


SDC-Net brings together academic and nonā€academic organisations from across the UK that are involved in the design and co-ordination of social surveys, including governments, universities and market research companies.

The aim of the network is to gather and share information about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected data collection practices and to better understand the current and future survey data collection landscape in a fast-changing world.

Until the end of 2022, the group will organise various meetings and events on topics of critical interest, such as innovations in survey data collection and changes to data quality. The network aims to publish guides, reviews and other online resources, which will all be freely available on the NCRM website.

SDC-Net is led by a core team that includes Dr Olga Maslovskaya and NCRM Director Professor Gabriele Durrant, both of the University of Southampton, Laura Wilson of the Office of National Statistics, Gerry Nicolaas from the National Centre for Social Research and Professor Lisa Calderwood of University College London.

The network is being funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and builds upon the work of two other ESRC-funded projects: GenPopWeb2 and Changing Research Practices, also linked to NCRM.


Contact us

To find out more about the network, please email: info@ncrm.ac.uk

If you would like to join the SDC-net mailing list, please send an email to SDC-NET-REQUEST@JISCMAIL.AC.UK

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