Impact Fora and blogs:

Research funding bodies:

Academic and Advocacy Groups

  • http://www.vitae.ac.uk/ Vitae is a national organisation championing the personal, professional and career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes.
  • http://www.leru.org/index.php/public/home/ The League of European Research Universities (LERU) is as an association of  22 leading research universities that share the values of high-quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research.
  • http://www.campaignforsocialscience.org.uk/ The Campaign for Social Science, initiated by the Academy of Social Sciences, will promote UK social science and raise its visibility in the public, media and Parliament.

European sites:

Open-access Journals:

  • http://www.sagepub.com/sageopen/landing.sp SAGE Open is a new open access publication from SAGE. It will publish peer-reviewed, original research and review articles in an interactive, open access format spanning  social and behavioral sciences and the humanities.
  • http://www.plosone.org/home.actionPLoS ONE is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication which welcomes reports on primary research from any scientific discipline.
  • http://thepublicintellectual.org/ The Public Intellectual is an online magazine that will go live in Spring 2011,  seeking contributors who’d like to use their expertise to inform our most important ongoing cultural conversations.
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