The Centre for Independent Social Research (CISR) was founded in 1991, and in 1996 the official status of Autonomous Non-commercial Organisation was received (ANO "CISR").
CISR conducts sociological research, serves as a resource center for social scientists, non-profit organizations and civil initiatives. We follow the humanistic tradition in sociology; open to new people, ideas, experiences; independent in judgment, choice of techniques and research design; creative and professional in work.
CISR is one of eight winners of the 2009 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, who "demonstrate exceptional creativity and effectiveness, have reached a critical or strategic point in their development, show strong leadership and stable financial management".
CISR has created and supports publication of the a high-quality, peer-reviewed, independent, and bilingual journal of sociological research "Laboratorium. Russian review of Social Research".
Autonomous non-commercial organisation
"Centre for Independent Social Research"
Address: Office 301, Ligovskij prospekt, 87, St.-Petersburg, P.O.B. 193, 191040
tel./fax: +7 (812) 718-37-96
Mobile: +7 (950) 034-75-22