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New guide to using Behavioural Insights in local government

Want some help using behavioural insights in your authority? Would some real-life techniques and examples help? Look no further. A new Guide with useful techniques and tools is available for officers with an interest in applying insights from behavioural psychology.…


Later this year new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be introduced in the UK and this legislation updates data protection laws for the digital age. While no one could question the benefit of extending the rights of data subjects, …

NIHR’s new social care call to launch in May – research on ideas from the social care front-line

NIHR’s Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme will be launching an additional call this year, focusing on social care.

This initiative particularly seeks to fund high quality research ideas which come from the front line of social care, and to …

LARIA Annual Conference 2018

Shaping the place – the role of local area intelligence
Tues 22 – Wed 23 May 2018
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester

The LARIA Annual Conference programme is now available and registration is open. This year the conference is taking place …

University of Manchester – Social Statistics – Scholarships Available for 2018/19

University of Manchester – Social Statistics

Scholarships Available for 2018/19

MSc in Social Research Methods and Statistics (FT/PT)

Social Statistics at the University of Manchester offer an MSc programme in Social Research Methods and Statistics (SRMS):

A small number of …

Could you be the new Chair of LARIA?

The Chair of LARIA since 2012, Neil Wholey, is standing down at the May 2018 Annual Conference. All LARIA Full Members can stand for election to the LARIA Council, including the position of Chair.

With the AGM coming up all …

Have your say #lariafuture

As a member of LARIA it is important that you, and your organisation, have a say in our future. You are therefore invited to attend the next LARIA Away Day at 11am on the 11th April 2018 in London. It …

New edition of Research Policy and Planning is out now

Research Policy and Planning 33(1), the journal of SSRG in LARIA, is out now. It features an insightful article from authors who offer an analysis of findings from a series of ‘community of practice’ meetings which brought together academics, social …

MRS Roadshows

The MRS team are on the road again in 2018, presenting at Roadshow events around the UK. These informal events are a great way to find out what is planned for MRS and the sector in 2018, hear the latest …

Making Research Count – upcoming workshops

A series of free workshops on Learning Disability Research, for 2018

17 April 2018 Peter McGill, Tizard Centre – Interventions for people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour

12 June 2018 Jon Symonds, Bristol University – Fathers with learning disabilities…

Upcoming Courses

12th April: Introduction to Longitudinal Data Analysis

The course covers basic concepts in longitudinal design and analysis.

The morning session focuses on the strengths and methodological difficulties of the longitudinal approach such as defining longitudinal populations and target samples; levels …

Answering Social Science Questions With Social Media Data

Where: Wellcome Institute in London

When: 8th March 2018 09:30 – 17:00

Cost: £115 for general delegates (or £95 for SRA members).

Speakers from a range of backgrounds will talk about their experiences of using social media in their research, …

Research Manager

Salary: £30,090 – £33,387
Hours: 37 hours
Location: Wakefield District
Reference no. W020/18

Are you looking for a new challenge where you can manage and develop research projects in a bright and creative environment?

An exciting opportunity has arisen delivering …

Insight and Intelligence Portfolio Manager

Cheshire West and Chester Council
Salary: £48,606 – £52,157 pa
Permanent, 37 Hours per week
Location: Chester



This is an exciting opportunity to join the Insight and Intelligence Management Team, leading on the use of data to drive …

Wirral Council – Performance Management Officer

Salary: £31288 – £34196 band PO4

Location: Wallasey Town Hall

Permanent 36 hours / week


A Performance Management Officer vacancy has arisen in Wirral Intelligence Service based within Wirral Council.  Performance management plays a vital role in improvement, good …