Manchester City Council

The Council & democracy Working with Manchester

How do we commission research?

Manchester City Council will sometimes work with external research consultancies to carry out research on behalf of the City Council.

In order to speed up the commissioning process the Council has an agreement called the 'Data Sciences Framework', which runs until February 2019 (with a potential for extension for another 2 years). The Council will contact suppliers on the Framework when looking to commission research activities.

Tell us about your research projects

We are passionate about research and how it can help us understand Manchester, and inform how we deliver our services. We would love to hear about any research projects that you are conducting, or planning, within Manchester. Contact the team at

Advice on carrying out research

Are  you looking to conduct a piece of research and not sure where to start? Please get in touch with the team at and we will try and help

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