Section: Research Groups
The Research Centre for Social Science (RCSS) was established in 1984 to promote high quality research across the (then) Faculty of Social Sciences by promoting and hosting multidisciplinary research and by offering specialist advice on methodology, funding, research policy, and acting as a clearing house for contacts with external agencies.
Key areas of research, public policy advice and consultancy are socio-economic research on technology, innovation and society including information, media and communications technologies, energy, environment, biotechnology, nanotechnology, risk and public policy, and technology transfer.
RCSS is now one of the core groups of the Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation (ISSTI), the wider network of research staff and postgraduate research students across the University working on social and policy aspects of science, technology and innovation.
RCSS is located in the Old Surgeons' Hall, built in 1697 in the historic Edinburgh Old Town.
To contact RCSS please use the following addresses and fax:
Professor Robin Williams
Tel: +44 (0)131 650 6387
Tel: +44 (0)131 650 6384
Fax : +44 (0)131 650 6399
Old Surgeons Hall
High School Yards
This page was published on 19 September 2010