Welcome to the public web pages of the Government Social Research Service (GSR). GSR exists to:
- provide government with objective, reliable, relevant and timely social research
- support the development, implementation, review and evaluation of policy and delivery
- ensure policy debate is informed by the best research evidence and thinking from the social sciences.
This is a public website containing core information about GSR’s professional standards, policies and competencies.
The purpose of the Government Social Research Service, what it does and its professional standards are described in this short summary.
If you are a researcher interested in working with government organisations you can find out more about the research they are involved in and contact them via the ESRC (Economic and Socia Research Council). (opens in a new window)
About the Government Economic and Social Research team (GESR)
The Government Economic and Social Research team is the professional support unit for GSR members. It is a combined team which also provides professional support for members of the Government Economic Service (GES).
The content of the GSR pages on this website is managed by GESR, based in HM Treasury.
Email: GESR team
Or write to us at:
GSR Website Team
1 Horse Guards Road
London SW1A 2HQ
Or call HM Treasury’s Correspondence & Enquiries Unit:
Telephone 020 7270 4558 (from outside the UK this number is +44 20 7270 4558)
Fax 020 7270 4861