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Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC)
Hosting Legal Entity
University College London
Gower Street 1, LONDON, PO: WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom)
University of Leeds
Clarendon Way, Leeds (United Kingdom)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
United Kingdom
Current Status:
Operational since 2015
Under construction since 2014 to 2015
Scientific Description
The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and forms part of the ESRC Big Data Network (Phase 2). Led by the University of Leeds and University College London (UCL), in partnership with the Universities of Liverpool and Oxford, the Centre is working with consumer organisations to open up previously unavailable data for social science research and for the benefit of wider society. The CDRC provides researchers with access to a range of consumer data through its three-tiered service; from open and safeguarded datasets that can be downloaded, to controlled data accessed via secure labs. As well as providing access to data, the Centre is generating high impact research projects and delivering a wide range of training and capacity building activities. The CDRC’s aim is to support access to new and novel forms of data and to improve data analytics capacity in ways which will advance social science and help drive economic growth.

RI Keywords
Consumer data, Business data, Consumer behaviour, Maps, Predictive modelling, Urban mobility, Data analytics, Crime, Data services, Big Data, Transport, Sustainable consumption, Social science, Geodemographics, Retail, Geography
RI Category
Research Data Service Facilities
Complex Data Facilities
Data Mining and Analysis (Methodological) Centers, including statistical analysis
Data Archives, Data Repositories and Collections
Scientific Domain
Information Science and Technology
Social Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Social and Cultural Innovation
Data Service
Training & Capacity Building
Secure Lab Facilities
UKRI-ESRC Big Data Network
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