Strategic Plan 2015 coverWe play a central role in maintaining and advancing the strength of UK social science, making the UK a partner of choice for world-class research.

Our Strategic Plan 2015 sets the principles for how we will work over the coming period, setting out ESRC's commitment to focus on those areas where we can add the most value and collaborate with a range of partners to maximise the value of our investments.

The plan complements and builds upon the more immediate priorities set out in our annual Delivery Plan.

Response to our 2014 strategic consultation 

The Strategic Plan 2015 was informed by a consultation held in 2014. We are grateful to all respondents for participating in this exercise. Our response to the main themes that emerged through the consultation can be found below.