Who are we?

We are a multi-disciplinary team of social science researchers who collect, update and restore web resources created by ESRC funded projects in an online repository called the ReStore repository. We also develop guidance and actively work with ESRC award holders to promote best practice in online resource creation.  We are based at the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) hub at the University of Southampton.


Our Aims

Our aims are to preserve, sustain and actively maintain selected online research methods resources beyond their initial funding period. We take on the medium-term hosting and maintenance of selected resources, ensuring that they are technically functional and academically up-to-date. We ensure the above by carrying out periodic reviews and updating in collaboration with the resource authors. Wherever possible, we aim to work collaboratively with the original authors of the resources.


Project Team

  • David Martin (NCRM co-director and PI on previous ReStore award)
  • Arshad A. Khan (Research Assistant on previous ReStore award) is responsible for the development of technical assessment processes and leads the technical development of resources and the repository platform.
  • Kaisa Puustinen ((NCRM Communications Manager).


Want to get in touch about your web resource?

If you are working on a project funded by ESRC and think the ReStore team may be able to help, please either mail us at info@restore.ac.uk or call us on 023 80 59 7473.