Consumer Data Research Centre

Secondary Data Analysis Initiative

The Secondary Data Analysis Initiative (SDAI) aims to deliver high quality, high impact research through the deeper exploitation of major data resources created by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and other agencies.

The Secondary Data Analysis Initiative (SDAI) aims to deliver high quality, high impact research through the deeper exploitation of major data resources created by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and other agencies.

The call is open now and operates alongside ESRC’s Research Grants open call.  Proposals will be considered by a new Grants Assessment Panel (GAP).

Proposals

Proposals are welcomed at any time.  Funding is provided for up to 18 monts with an overall limit of £200,000 per grant.  Funding will be available for around 20 proposals a year.

SDAI will only consider projects which seek to exploit in innovative ways one or more of the ESRC data resources – of which the Consumer Data Research Centre is one.

It is a requirement that proposals include early career researchers (within 4 years of completion of a PhD) and are led by academics.

How can the CDRC help?

Registered users of data.cdrc.ac.uk can download many CDRC datasets, and can apply for access to safeguarded and secure data holdings.  These data may be used to underpin research proposals to the SDAI.   Applications are solicited from academic institutions.

Examples of safeguarded and secure data currently held include:

  • Transactions & store data – High Street Retailer
  • Property transactions – Whenfresh/Zoopla
  • Retailer location and retail centre vacancy rate – Local Data Company
  • Small area income data – Acxiom
  • Retail transactions and purchasing behaviour – Youth Banking Card Provider

Read CDRC’s SDAI leaflet.

For further information please contact info@cdrc.ac.uk