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Social Science Research Centre (SSRC), University College, Dublin

The Social Science Research Centre is a research institute of University College Dublin, Ireland. Founded in 1961, it has extensive experience in quantitative, qualitative and evaluation research. Interdisciplinary research and transcultural analyses are features of its work.

Current research emphases are Irish Social Policy, Work, Family, Health, Housing, Higher Education, Immigration, Social Exclusion, the Environment, and the Voluntary and Community Sectors. Members of the SSRC are active in the European COST Social Sciences Programme.

The SSRC is the Irish member of the following organizations:

  • International Social Survey Programme
  • The Consortium for Higher Education Research

The SSRC has commenced a programme of co-operation with ARK (Northern Ireland Social and Political Archive, a joint venture of Queen's University and the University of Ulster). This includes making available, on publicly accessible websites, the ISSP modules which have been fielded in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Joint research, funded under a bilateral agreement programme between the Economic and Social Research Council in the UK and the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences in the Republic of Ireland and a linked project funded by Norface have been recent developments of this co-operative programme.

Contact Persons:
Marie Nic Ghiolla Phadraig (Director SSRC)
Iarfhlaith Watson

SSRC (Social Science Research Centre)
University College Dublin
Dublin 4
Tel: +353 1 716 8440 - Fax: +353 1 716 1125