Who we are

  • We are a spin-out research consultancy from the Social Disadvantage Research Centre at the University of Oxford (hence the “Oxford” bit in our name).
  • Since launching in 2003 we have worked with over 180 organisations.
  • Based in Brighton, our core team combines specialised research skills and an expert tech team, to provide tools & analysis to the public sector.

A Brief History of OCSI

Our early projects focused on analysing the UK census and other key datasets to help local authorities target their resources to the areas most in need & to evaluate the impact of their work.

Now we also have a strong technical development focus & have started developing tools to help local organisations make use of nationally published open data.

Meet the team

We are a diverse and passionate bunch of researchers, developers and comms people. The OCSI team is also active in supporting public services and open data, and are regular speakers at events.

Meet the team



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OCSI Living Wage Intern Programme

The OCSI Living Wage Intern Programme is really important for us as a data and research consultancy. Not only do


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Since it’s Christmas and we love a good map here at OCSI we decided to get into the Christmas spirit