Each year, the ARK Research Centre carries out a set amount of
work for voluntary and community sector organisations that is free
of charge. This facilitates access to the most up-to-date social and
political information by organisations which are not in a position
to pay for such work.
There are two aims to this work. Firstly, to help voluntary and
community organisations develop the capacity to undertake new research
relevant to their own organisation. Secondly, to provide organisations
with the skills or resources to explore statistics derived from other
surveys and polls that would be useful to their own organisation.
This free service is undertaken in association with the The
Science Shop based at Queen's University, who will refer community
and voluntary organisations who may benefit from this service to the
ARK team. This project has been made possible with funding from the
Economic and Social
Research Council, and previously with funding from Queen's
in the Community and the Office
of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister.