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 2015008: Local authority children’s services expenditure
We invite expressions of interest (EOIs) for project 2015008:. The deadline for EOIs is midday on Friday 7 August 2015.
Project 2015004: Study of the impact and effectiveness of NCTL’s marketing campaign
We invite expressions of interest (EOIs) for project 2015004:. The deadline for EOIs is 5pm on Friday 14 August 2015.
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.