Research at OCS

Details of the research done by and for OCS and our sponsored bodies.

Evidence helps us see what is really happening in our sectors. It means we can assess and improve our work. To provide this evidence we collate statistical data and commission specific studies. Our sponsored bodies also publish their own research reports.

More information is available about our research in the following areas:


Authoritative statistics on all kinds of subjects related to our sectors.

Guidance and methods

Guidance on how we gather our information and the standards to which we adhere.

The Big Lottery Fund also has research teams which commission and publish work on their sectors.

The DCMS Longitudinal Library documents all longitudinal surveys containing questions relevant to the DCMS sectors.

The Office for National Statistics may also contain useful research and statistical information on DCMS sectors.