Monday, February 07, 2011

New social sciences network

Socialsciencespace is a new online network, set up with the objective of enhancing the value and relevance of social sciences. It aims to bring together researchers, funders, societies, think tanks, policy makers and government to explore, share and debate the major issues in social science.

The digital resource, launched by publisher SAGE in association with global professional bodies and learned societies, is intended to act as a hub for all groups connected with social science research. It includes contributions from academia, including the Academy for Social Sciences and the Institute for Education, and also from the Metropolitan Police, the National Institute of Health, and the Institute for Government.

The network will feature blog posts on issues such as funding and “impact”, a forum to share discussion, a resource centre with free videos, reports and slides, and events listings for social science conferences and seminars around the world. All content is freely accessible, and the site is free to join.

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