Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

The ESRC wishes to fund a programme of small-scale pilot projects to explore the potential application of Grid technologies within the social sciences.

The projects will have a substantive problem-orientated focus and will encourage collaborations between social and computational scientists. Where possible, the aim will be to use some of the large-scale datasets funded by the ESRC and data from the 2001 round of UK Censuses as the main platforms for pilot studies, alongside other projects that draw upon qualitative data resources, or which develop methods for the use of multiple sources of qualitative data.