Research and Innovation Development Office
22 March 2017
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has announced the projects funded under its Secondary Data Analysis Initiative (SDAI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).
The Fund is a mechanism by which the UK can invest in developing low or middle income countries (LMICs) qualifying for official development assistance (ODA), and makes up a portion of the Government's spend in the form of aid.
ESRC established its SDAI scheme to encourage researchers to maximise the usage of data gathered previously. Applying existing data in different ways can give fascinating new insight to researchers, as well as broadening their experience of different forms of information and techniques. In this round, the following projects have succeded in winning funding:
The call highlights some useful points for ARU researchers: consider exploiting existing data repositories in new ways, and keep an eye out for GCRF calls (especially the unusual ones)!