Explore data

Funded by the ESRC, the Centre provides a range of services and academic expertise from the University of East Anglia, University of Essex, University of Kent and London School of Economics to help a range of organisations realise the benefits of their data.

We believe everyone has valuable data. Whether you are a small, medium or large business, a local government or an analyst or researcher together we can ensure that data are used for the benefit of wider society.

By exploring data in this way, and sharing information safely and appropriately, together we can influence society.




Enhance knowledge

The Centre specialises in:

Novel research in Big Data and analytics. Using data analytics and developing the latest methodologies to explore areas such as local economic growth, green infrastructure and support for vulnerable people.

Supporting organisations to bridge the skills gap with training and knowledge exchange services. We can help you improve your data analytics skills, increase your analytical capacity, and enable you to make better and more efficient use of your data.




Empower society

By working together we can use data to inform data policy decisions and tackle difficult challenges faced by business and society.

To find out how we can help you, you can click the relevant link below:


Big Data Network

The Business and Local Government Data Research Centre is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of the Big Data Network Phase 2.

The other two Centres in the Big Data Network Phase 2 are:

The three Centres have been established to make a significant contribution towards ensuring the future sustainability of the UK research competitiveness, supporting the UK in maximising its innovation potential and driving economic growth.