Social science research framework

Last updated:
5 April 2011
The Food Standards Agency has developed a framework of researchers who will carry out social science research to support the development, monitoring and evaluation of food policy. The framework will allow the Agency to commission social science research more effectively in future.

The framework is split into four areas:

  • reviews (desk research)
  • primary research (collection and analysis of new data)
  • secondary analysis
  • evaluation

The companies selected for each lot of the framework are listed below.

Reviews (desk research):

Brook Lyndhurst
Cardiff University
Policy Studies Institute
University of Dundee
University of Hertfordshire

Primary research (collection and analysis of new data):

Brook Lyndhurst
Cardiff University
GfK NOP
Ipsos MORI
National Foundation for Educational Research
ONS
Policy Studies Institute
University of Hertfordshire

Secondary analysis:

Cardiff University
National Centre for Social Research
Policy Studies Institute
University of Birmingham

Evaluation:

Cardiff University
Ecorys
Institute for Employment Studies
National Centre for Social Research
Policy Studies Institute

Suppliers list:

A list of organisations that have expressed an interest in working with contractors, usually as sub-contractors, to deliver the Agency's social science research can be viewed via the link below.

This Food Standards Agency Social Science 'Food' Research Framework Suppliers List has been developed for information purposes only. The Food Standards Agency cannot attest to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of any of the information contained therein. You must make your own enquiries with the list supplier direct concerning the above. The Food Standards Agency does not accept liability for any use of the list nor any consequences whatsoever flowing from such use.