ESRC Launches New Website For Social Sciences

The UK's largest funding agency for research and postgraduate training on social and economic issues - the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) - is soon to launch a brand new online initiative for social sciences research.

ESRC Society Today will offer academics, students and researchers unrivalled, free access to high quality social and economic research available, planned and in progress.

As well as bringing together all ESRC-funded research, the website will provide a gateway to other key online resources from the UK such as Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG), the UK Data Archive and the Office of National Statistics as well as international coverage from services such as Europa and Social Science Research Network (SSRN).

It will include early findings, full texts and original data sets and allow users to establish online discussion fora, track down researchers in their key subject fields or find details on ESRC funding and training opportunities. There will also be the facility to register for regular news bulletins and email alerts on areas of interest and stay abreast of the latest research efficiently and effectively.

ESRC Society Today - www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk - is scheduled to go live for a test period in March 2005 before being publicly launched in April 2005, replacing the current www.esrc.ac.uk and www.regard.co.uk sites.

You can register for further information by emailing societytoday@esrc.ac.uk