Resources for Researchers

There are a range of resources available to help researchers protect their research, share knowledge and deliver impact.

Protecting Research

Trusted Research Guidance for Academics

A toolkit designed to offer guidance to researchers on how to manage research projects while protecting research data, meeting legal obligations, and making informed decisions about risk and research collaborations.

Accessible Data

The Traffik Analysis Hub 

This resource, the result of a collaboration between industries and sectors including financial institutions, NGOs, law enforcement and government agencies – with groups including IBM and Stop the Traffik involved, has brought together over 300,000 records which have been made accessible for analysis of human trafficking.

Cambridge Cybercrime Centre Datasets 

Cambridge Cybercrime Centre hosts datasets on everything from Reflected DDoS victims and Mirai scanning data to Honeypot data and Phishing URLs. 

Pew Research Center Datasets 

Pew Research Center makes its data available to the public for secondary analysis after a period of time. Data sets address topics including Social & Demographic Trends, U.S. Politics & Policy, and Global Attitudes & Trends.

The Humanitarian Data Exchange 

This open platform for sharing data is managed by OCHA’s Centre for Humanitarian Data. It includes datasets from crisis contexts, data about affected peoples, and data about humanitarian responses.

The Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP)

Hosted by Uppsala University in Sweden, this platform contains 40 years of datasets on organised violence and civil war.

Knowledge Exchange

ESRC Tips for Knowledge Exchange

A toolkit designed to offer guidance on carrying out knowledge exchange effectively.

UKRI Listening to the Public

Guidance on how to identify public values throughout the research lifecycle.  

STEM Policy Advocacy Resources

This resource, designed by Churchill College, CSaP and the Bennett Institute at the University of Cambridge, is designed to provide guidance to early career researchers working in STEM areas who are interested in engaging with policy makers, including those within the UK parliament.

Delivering Impact

ESRC Impact Toolkit

A toolkit designed to help researchers achieve the maximum impact from their work.

The Engaging Researcher

Practical tips on fruitful public engagement with research findings.

Academic RiSC leaflet

The Academic Resilience and Security Community (Academic RiSC) is a network of universities formed to promote academic engagement in solving challenges in national security and resilience. 

Working with the Media

ESRC Best Practice Guide to Working With Media

A publication that provides practical guidance on how to engage with the media in order to have a greater impact on the national debate.