The British Educational Research Association is a member-led charity that exists to encourage educational research and its application for the improvement of practice and the public benefit. Some resources are available only to members, while others are available for download.
The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) was founded in 1946 as a centre for educational research and development. The foundation's work includes educational research, and the evaluation of education and training programmes. The NFER also provides a useful bi-monthly notification, On the Web, which highlights recent reports, publications and useful documents from prominent educational research organisations.
The Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) was an initiative of the Economic and Social Research Council based at the Institute of Education at University College London. It was the UK’s largest investment in education research and ran from 2000 to 2009. The website remains available and contains a range of significant resources on many aspects of education.
The Assessment Reform Group was an initiative of a group of academics working in the sphere of education. Early impetus included Black and Wiliam's influential 'Inside the Black Box' that led to widespread interest in assessment for learning. Its aim was that assessment policy and practice should take account of relevant research evidence.
While the work has now finished, publications from the Assessment Reform Group are available from this website.
researchED is a grass-roots, teacher-led organisation aimed at improving research literacy in the educational communities, dismantling myths in education, getting the best research where it is needed most, and providing a platform for educators, academics, and all other parties to meet and discuss what does and doesn't work in the great project of raising our children.