Research Networks

The networks and organizations listed here focus primarily or often on use of research evidence studies within related disciplines, such as health, education, criminal justice, child welfare, public policy, and so on.

Center for Research Use in Education (CRUE)

  • Rethinking Research for Schools (R4S)
  • CreateD

Launched initially as an IES research center, the Center for Research Use in Education, led by scholars at the University of Delaware, lead several initiatives in strengthening the bond between education research, policy, and practice.

Africa Evidence Network (AEN)

The Africa Evidence Network (AEN) works to end poverty and inequality in Africa by increasing the use of evidence in decision-making. 

ARCH: The Global Health Network

ARCH is a hub dedicated to bringing together researchers, implementers and policymakers to facilitate knowledge exchange, coordination and collaboration for the uptake and application of research findings into policy and practice. 

Collaborative for Implementation Practice (CIP)

The Collaborative for Implementation Practice uses a relationship-focused approach to advance the field of implementation science.

The Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative

Penn State University

The Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative at Penn State University works to transform the use of research evidence in decision-making through cross-system collaborations. 

Evidence-informed Policy Network - Europe

World Health Organization

Launched in 2012, EVIPNet is a global WHO initiative that promotes the systematic use of health-research evidence in policy-making.

National Institutes for Health (NIH)

Fogarty International Center

The FIC is dedicated to advancing the NIH mission by supporting and facilitating global health research, building health research institution partnerships domestically and abroad, and training tomorrow’s scientists to address global health needs.

National Implementation Research Network (NIRN)

The National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) works to help solve real world problems through implementation science and practice.

The Q Project

Monash University

First of its kind in Australia, the Q Project at Monash University investigates how research evidence is used in schools, and how to support educators to better use evidence in their practice.

Transforming Evidence Network

Transforming Evidence is a community sharing research and expertise about how evidence is generated, shared, and used.

UK Implementation Society

The UK Implementation Society (UK-IS) is an independent organization and registered charity connecting those working in implementation science, practice and policy for services for people.

What Works Clearinghouse

Institute of Education Sciences

True to their name, What Works Clearinghouse, an investment of IES established in 2002, strives to review and report on high-quality education research meeting rigorous standards.