The ERC has developed expertise in the analysis of firm-level secondary data on the UK economy as well as undertaking its own bespoke business surveys based on that secondary analysis.  Staff in the ERC also manage the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) UK project which conducts an annual survey measuring entrepreneurial attitudes, activity and aspiration.

Improving the data available on SMEs is a key part of the ERC’s mission. This involves making better use of the data that exists as well as developing new data sources. The ERC has expertise in the analysis of firm-level secondary data from a range of sources as well as undertaking its own bespoke surveys.

Researchers at the Centre have developed a unified data project within the UK Data Service (UKDS) secure data environment. For approved researchers this provides access to a range of anonymised publicly funded data sources at the level of the individual business/respondent. Information on the datasets that the ERC has developed within the UKDS is provided below.

We are keen to encourage research use of these datasets. If you are interested in accessing the ERC’s data project please contact either Mark Hart or Stephen Roper


Click here to download our ERC Data Resource Guide.


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