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Fund title: Secondary Data Analysis Initiative

Focus of fund/fund aims:

To demonstrate the value of existing data resources by utilising them to deliver high-quality, high-impact research

Application deadline:

applications can be submitted at any time

Fund description:

The SDAI aims to deliver high-quality, high-impact research through the deeper exploitation of major data resources created by the Economic & Social Research Council and other agencies.

The initiative aims to encourage more use of the huge range of high-quality data resources, including those held by government departments, which can be used to undertake research that is directly relevant to policymakers.

Proposals should focus on the generation of non-academic impact (eg. scientific, societal or economic impact) by addressing substantive research questions. They should:

  • support the innovative and creative use of data or methodologies
  • support capacity-building in the area of secondary data analysis

Applications are encouraged from research organisations in collaboration with other partners.

SDAI will provide up to 18 months funding at 80% of full economic costs with an overall limit of £200,000 per grant.

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