Independent, objective evidence


DC Research provide clients with independent, objective and rigorously researched evidence alongside the resulting advice and recommendations upon which to base resourcing decisions, develop policy and strategy, and take action. This includes the following:

  • Assessment of Funding Bids
  • Issue Specific Research
  • Organisational Reviews
  • Project Appraisals
  • Policy Development
  • Performance Management Support
  • Supporting Funding Applications

Example Projects Include

Winchester City Council - Economic Profile of Winchester and Inward Investment Scoping

Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) - Supporting the Mendoza Review of Museums - Further Data Analysis

Arts Council England (ACE) - Research on the changing funding and operating models of Accredited Museums in England

Association of Independent Museums (AIM) - Taking Charge: Evaluating the Evidence of The Impact of Charging or Not for Admissions on Museums

Dumfries & Galloway Council - Consultancy Services to Review the Business Support Needs of the Creative Industries in Dumfries & Galloway

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (and partners) - The Economic and Social Value of Gaelic as an Asset

Welsh Government - Mapping the Creative Industries in Wales

Museums Galleries Scotland - Review of Museums Galleries Scotland Grant Programmes

Other Services

DC Research provides a full range of economic development and regeneration research, consultancy and advice services


The DC Research team have substantial experience of delivering a wide range of diverse evaluation studies.

Strategic Support

Drawing on our long-standing track record, this service area offers a range of approaches to support clients.

Impact Assessment

We offer industry standard Economic Impact Assessment (EIA) services, as well as specialist Impact assessment expertise.


Happy Clients


Completed Projects


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