GCS Research library

The GCS Research Library brings together a range of data from across government and other sectors. All data is publicly available and fully published.

For further information about the research listed here please contact the authors of the report. If you wish to add research to the library, or find a link is broken, please email Prabhjote Sidhu.

5 Reports you should read:

GCS Evaluation Framework
GCS guide to communications and behaviour change
Creating an ‘Architecture of Listening’ in Organizations
Ofcom Communications Market Report 2017
British Social Attitudes

10 Research and data libraries you should use:

GCS Research Library – Policy Areas contains links to over 80 different reports and data libraries by policy area. This is being continually updated.
• Research and analysis publications on GOV.UK has direct links to over 100,000 research publications from across government. The directory can be searched by policy area and department.
Health profiles from Public Health England provide an overview of health data for each local authority in England. The data in these profiles is useful for all local campaigns, not just those related to public health.
Nomis from the ONS provides profiles on population, employment, unemployment, qualifications, earnings, benefit claimants and businesses. Profiles at local authority, regional, national, 2010 Parliamentary Constituencies, 2011 wards and Local Enterprise Partnerships level.
Office of National Statistics website provides a wealth of profiles and data on different policy areas.
The International Association for the Measurement and Evaluation of Communications (AMEC) Resource Centre provides extensive case studies, guidance, conference videos and more on the evaluation of communications from across the world.
• Broadcast and digital communications research from Ofcom covers broadcast and digital communication sectors in detail, including use and access to the internet, TV, radio and telephone.
National Readership Survey was provides audience research in use for print and digital advertising trading in Britain.
Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB) measures UK TV audience and additional research.
Google Trends shows the latest data from Google and is fully searchable by keyword term.