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ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods


The ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods (CSRM) was established in 2015. The CSRM’s research focuses on:

• The development of social research methods
• Analysis of social issues and policy
• Training in social science methods
• Providing access to social scientific data

The Australian Data Archive (ADA), based within CSRM, provides access to the largest Australian collection of surveys and social scientific data.

Units within CSRM include the Modelling Team, the Criminology Program and the Centre for Gambling Research (CGR).

The CSRM is responsible for the ANU’s Bachelor of Criminology and the Master of Social Research. CSRM is also responsible for the social science components of the Master of Applied Data Analytics and offers executive training in research methods and policy analysis. 

The CSRM is a joint initiative between the Social Research Centre (SRC), an ANU Enterprise business, and The Australian National University (ANU).



The ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods provides significant Australian capacity in undertaking research into applied social research and evaluation methods.

  • National leadership in the development of social research methods, analysis of social issues and policy, methods training, and social scientific data archiving and access
  • Host of the Australian Data Archive
  • Collaboration with the Social Research Centre


Latest ANUpoll

October 2016: Attitudes to national security


Enquiries regarding the Centre should be directed to Professor Matthew Gray.


ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods
Beryl Rawson Building (13)
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200 Australia


Updated: 23 March 2017/ Responsible Officer:  Director, RSSS / Page Contact:  Web Publisher