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Corporate Publications

The ESRC issues annual reports, guidelines, delivery plans and strategic plans for ESRC-related activities. Most of these are available online and are listed in this section.

Cover of Annual Report 2008-2009Annual Report and Accounts

The Annual Report provides information on the Council's activities during the previous financial year including an analysis of the Council's research and training expenditure, and its research portfolio.

Delivery Plan

All Research Councils are publishing Delivery Plans as part of the 2004 Spending Review allocations process. The Plans set out each Council's funding priorities and outline the activities that they intend to undertake over the Spending Review period.

Strategic Plan 2009-2014 coverStrategic Plan

The ESRC Strategic Plan 2009-2014 sets out the Council's key priorities for the next five years, complementing and building upon the more immediate priorities set out in the ESRC Delivery Plan.

Working with the Media: a best practice guideWorking with the Media

This guide gives practical advice to help researchers engage with the media and communicate their work to the wider community.

Research Evaluation publications

Information on publications related to the Evaluation activities of the ESRC, including research impact assessment, bibliometric indicators and international benchmarking reviews.

Research Ethics Framework

Under ESRC's Research Ethics Framework (REF) the council only funds social science research where consideration has been given to ethical implications, and in those institutions where appropriate arrangements are in place.

ESRC Identity Guidelines

The Identity Guidelines contain the elements necessary for you to design with the ESRC identity and provide direction on usage. All ESRC's corporate publicity material must adhere to these guidelines.

Ordering ESRC publications

Information on how to order ESRC publications.