SAGE today announced the launch of a new online network that aims to champion the value and relevance of the social sciences. Socialsciencespace (www.socialsciencespace.com) brings together researchers, funders, societies, think tanks, policy makers and government to explore, share and debate the major issues in social science.
Launched in association with major learned societies and professional bodies from around the world, socialsciencespace acts as a hub for all groups connected with social science research. Initial contributions feature leading figures from academia and beyond, including the Academy for Social Sciences; Institute for Education; the Metropolitan Police; the National Institute of Health; and the Institute for Government.
The network features blog posts on key issues such as funding and ‘impact’; a forum to share discussion; a resource center with free videos, reports and slides, and events listings for social science conferences and seminars across the world. All content is freely accessible and the site is free to join.
SAGE has appointed Catriona Moore as site editor. Catriona is a writer and policy analyst who has worked in health and social care policy development for fifteen years, in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Her most recent role was at the Social Care Institute for Excellence, an independent charity that researches and disseminates good practice in social care across the UK. Potential contributors to the blog should contact Catriona (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information
Visit www.socialsciencespace.com to join the debate.