Academic publisher SAGE
has announced the launch of Socialsciencespace, a new online network that aims to champion the value and relevance of the social sciences. Socialsciencespace
seeks to bring together researchers, funders, societies, think tanks, policy makers and government to explore, share and debate the major issues in social science.
Launched in association with major learned societies and professional bodies from around the world, socialsciencespace acts as a hub for all groups connected with social science research. Initial contributions feature leading figures from academia and beyond, including the Academy for Social Sciences; Institute for Education; the Metropolitan Police; the National Institute of Health; and the Institute for Government.
The network features blog posts on key issues such as funding and 'impact'; a forum to share discussion; a resource centre with free videos, reports and slides; and events listings for social science conferences and seminars across the world. All content is freely accessible and the site is free to join.
One of socialsciencespace's launch partners, the Academy of Social Science, will shortly commence a major campaign to promote and defend UK social science and its top international ranking, the Campaign for Social Science. Socialsciencespace will act as a major supporter of this initiative, promoting upcoming activities and opportunities to engage; hosting video from the launch event and regional events; as well as other discussions and commentaries.
Catriona Moore has been appointed as the site editor. Moore is a writer and policy analyst who has worked in health and social care policy development for fifteen years, in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Her most recent role was at the Social Care Institute for Excellence, an independent charity that researches and disseminates good practice in social care across the UK.
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