Research at DfE
Find DfE research publications and invitations to tender for new research projects.
Our social research aims to provide high-quality evidence to inform policy development and delivery.
Building evidence into our services is crucial to improving the education and children’s services we provide. We have published a collection of papers that set out research priorities and questions across education and children’s services for the research community, sector and department. We hope these papers will encourage researchers, sector organisations and practitioners to discuss research needs and contribute to the development of our policy and practice.
More information on how we are building evidence into education and children’s services is available from our ‘research priorities for education and children’s services’ collection.
You can find our research reports published since May 2010 in GOV.UK’s publications section.
Our archived research, published before May 2010, is available from the National Archives website.
You can find a list of our current research contracts on Contracts Finder.
Invitations to tender for new projects
You must submit an expression of interest (EOI) for us to consider you for an invitation to tender. Please use the.
To express an interest you must first register with us and will need your ID number.
To register, please complete the supplier registration form.
We let all contracts on the basis of our terms and conditions. We encourage you to read the EOI guide before submitting your EOI. There is also a style guide and template for contractors writing research publications.
Submission of an EOI does not guarantee an invitation to tender, and we do not routinely advise organisations that they have not been successful. However, we will provide feedback if you request it.
Calls for expressions of interest
Project 2015010: Evaluation of mental health named lead and joint training pilots
We invite expressions of interest for project 2015010:. The deadline is midday on Friday 4 September 2015.
Project 2015009: Programme for international student assessment (PISA) 2018: national centre for England, Wales and Northern Ireland
We invite expressions of interest for project 2015009:. The deadline is midday on Thursday 10 September 2015. Please note expressions of interest from consortiums are welcome.
EOI ID number and general enquiries
If you have a query about your EOI ID number, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all other enquiries about our research, please contact us.