Research is a major focus of the Social Research Institute with an annual research income of over £15 million. Our research work is organised within seven renowned centres.
Research in the Social Research Institute
Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS)
The home to four of Britain's internationally-renowned cohort studies, charting social change and the reasons behind it.
Centre for Time Use Research (CTUR)
We work with time use data to investigate issues of social life, paid work patterns, work-life balance, family, gender, and socio-economic structure.
Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources (CLOSER)
CLOSER, the home of longitudinal research, brings together world-leading longitudinal studies with participants born throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.
Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-centre)
Developing methods to bring together research evidence to inform decision making in policy, practice and research.
Quantitative Social Science (QSS)
Applying quantitative methods to inform policy on education, health, labour markets, human development and child/adult wellbeing.
Social Science Research Unit (SSRU)
Promoting evidence-informed policy and practice in education, health and welfare through ethical and participative social research.
Thomas Coram Research Unit (TCRU)
Leaders of research into children, parenting and families since 1973.
More research projects
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