Centres of excellence

 Find out more about our policy and methodological expertise.

Social changes are to be expected over time and can have profound and long-term consequences for society. At the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), we welcome the opportunities that change brings for our research to inform and influence choices.

Research is powerful in shaping policy decisions at all levels. NatCen is a trusted, independent organisation providing high quality research and evidence on society and social issues. We can help inform change and ensure the best possible outcomes for the public by delivering social research underpinned by the integrity, robustness and transparency of our research methods and delivery.

We have a legacy for excellence, built over 50 years’ of collecting, analysing and presenting evidence and making sure the public voice is heard in decision-taking.