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Research Organisations

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia  promotes excellence and encourages outstanding achievement in the social sciences in Australia
Australian Council of Social Service the peak body of the community services and welfare sector and the national voice for the needs of people affected by poverty and inequality
Australian Data Archives Social Science provides a national service for the preservation of and access to data relating to social, political and economic issues, and is the primary facility for the storage of Australian data
Australian Institute of Family Studies the Australian Government’s key research body in the area of family wellbeing. AIFS conducts original research to increase understanding of Australian families and the issues that affect them
Australian Research Council a Commonwealth entity within the Australian Government. Its mission is to deliver policy and programs that advance Australian research and innovation globally and benefit the community
Economic and Social Research Council a United Kingdom organisation for funding research on economic and social issues
International Federation of Data Organizations was established in the mid 1970s as a response to the research needs of the international social science community.  The founders felt it would be advantageous to coordinate worldwide data services and thus enhance social science research
National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling undertakes independent and impartial research, and aims to be a key contributor to social and economic policy debate and analysis Australia-wide and throughout the world through expert economic modelling of the highest quality, and supplying consultancy services to commercial, government and not-for-profit clients
National Health and Medical Research Council funding supports research across the full spectrum of health and medical research, from basic science through to clinical, public health and health services research
Social Policy Research Centre at the forefront of research generating real change for individuals and communities in both Australia and internationally
Social Science Research Council an independent, nonprofit international organization founded in 1923. The SSRC nurtures new generations of social scientists, fosters innovative research, and mobilizes necessary knowledge on important public issues
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development an autonomous research institute within the UN system that undertakes multidisciplinary research and policy analysis on the social dimensions of contemporary development issues