We aim to protect and develop the ESRC brand by setting standards for the consistent use of our logo, corporate colours and typography.

Any published output from ESRC funded research must apply the ESRC brand correctly. It is important to remember that ESRC research investments can promote their research and name too, without compromising the ESRC's identity.

Promoting the ESRC brand is about more than just a logo. Badly designed publications and websites reflect as badly on the funding body as they do on the operating organisation. This guide gives practical advice on ensuring high standards of design across all communications.

The ESRC's Identity Guidelines (PDF, 1.2Mb), which contain advice on:

  • Use of the logo, the most important visual device to identify the ESRC.
  • Use of the corporate colours, typography and supporting graphic images.
  • Use of ESRC identity alongside research investment identities.
  • Examples of correct and incorrect use across a range of applications including stationery, publications and websites.

Our Communications team can give further advice and can provide copies of the master logos and supporting graphics. Please contact comms@esrc.ac.uk.