What is the ReStore repository all about?

ReStore is a sustainable repository of online research methods resources which preserves, sustains and actively maintains web resources developed as part of ESRC funding focused on research methods in the social sciences. These online resources not only provide a valuable personal development resource for researchers unable to participate in face-to-face training, but also provide an important repository of social science knowledge. The repository is accessible via URL http://www.restore.ac.uk.


We have restored a number of online methods resources into the ReStore repository and these are updated regularly in collaboration with the original web resource authors.

The collaboration between the ReStore team and project investigators ensures that the contents on the site are up to date and all the links on the site are functional. This relationship enhances ReStore’s role as a reference source for social science researchers.


Will it be available online forever?

No. To date, ReStore has been funded in two phases from 2007 until 2013. Whether or not this specific project is funded in the same way into the future, the work already done will ensure the greatest security for all the resources currently hosted, allowing the whole collection to be maintained or transferred for hosting elsewhere.



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.