Funding opportunity coming soon: Operationalising scaled production and sharing of synthetic data
Applications will soon open for a single grant of up to £375,000 (full economic cost) to explore the use and potential of synthetic data. This funding opportunity is a joint initiative from the Economic and Social Research Council’s Data & Infrastructure Programme and ADR UK.
Recipients of this grant will evaluate the current uptake, utility and governance of synthetic versions of datasets held in trusted research environments including the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Secure Research Service and UK Data Service. The grant holder will produce a report based on this evaluation, setting out recommendations for how synthetic data production and provision can be achieved at scale.
The call is expected to open for applications on Monday 27 February 2023. Sign up for email alerts to be notified when the call goes live. You can also register now to attend a webinar for applicants on Friday 3 March 2023, 13:00 - 14:30.
The call will close on Tuesday 9 May 2023. Grants are expected to start in September 2023 and are expected to run for a duration of between 18 and 24 months.
Eligibility and applications
We welcome proposals from individuals or small teams of researchers from eligible research organisations, as per the Economic and Social Research Council’s standard eligibility criteria.
We will be looking for demonstrable experience of qualitative or mixed-methods evaluations, together with a willingness to engage with data owners, academic and non-academic researchers, and trusted research environments across the ADR UK partnership and beyond.
Full details of how to apply will be provided when the call opens.