Education research centre gets Pounds 2m fund

July 28, 2000

The government is to fund a Centre for Evidence Informed Policy and Practice, based at the Institute of Education, London.

Ann Oakley, director of the institute's Social Science Research Unit, will head the centre, which will receive Pounds 1.9 million over five years. The centre will make research more accessible, provide training programmes for researchers, maintain databases of educational literature and review existing research before new projects are started.

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