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NatCen Social Research

Identification number in the register: 849975611839-28
Registration date: 10/09/2013 17:07:01

The information on this entity was last modified on: 28/08/2014 11:16:15
The date of the last annual update was: 28/08/2014 11:16:15

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

NatCen Social Research


Registered charity

    Section of registration

IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions

Think tanks and research institutions

    Contact details

Northampton Square, 35
London EC1V 0AX

(+020) 72501866


NatCen is the UK's leading social research institute.

We give the EU Institutions – European Commission, European Parliaments, and Council of the EU – and their stakeholders access to a full service research agency. Our methods range from face-to-face surveys to online data collection, from qualitative research and evaluations to analysis of some of Europe’s most complex datasets.

Our research covers a wide range of social policy areas, all relevant to Horizon 2020. Our work in Europe has already tackled some of the most pressing issues such as online grooming and measuring levels of environmental concern throughout the region.

We understand that international cooperation is of the utmost importance to Horizon 2020 and we’ve developed relationships with institutions, academics and consultancies across Europe.

    Person with legal responsibility

Ms  Penny Young

Chief Executive

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Simon Munro

Business Development Manager

    Goals / remit

At NatCen Social Research we are driven by the belief that social research has the power to make life better. Our research works for society by providing a rich understanding of people's views, circumstances and behaviours to underpin social policy making and help address the many challenges society faces.



NatCen Social Research conducts the full range of social research services, including bespoke evaluations (both process and impact), large scale quantitative surveys, and smaller ad hoc studies that answer specific questions. We carry out all types of research (quantitative, qualitative, ethnographic, biomedical, secondary analysis) and we make use of a range of modes (face to face, telephone, self-completion, web, mobile). Our surveys tend to use computerised data collection methods, but we also use paper based diaries or self completions where these best fit the needs of respondents. We interview a wide range of people – from representative samples of the population to specific types of people (e.g. those aged 50+, people from various BME groups, schoolchildren) to those from “hard to reach” groups (e.g. people with mental health issues, people who have been a victim of a sexual offence, people who are transsexual).

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    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Public Health
  • Sport
  • Transport

    Membership and affiliation



    Financial data

06/2012  -  06/2013

88,334 €

88,334 €

88,334 €







200,000  € - 250,000  €

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.