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.
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 register with us before you can be invited to tender. You’ll need your ID number. (/government/admin/publications/188472) 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 2017/017: Evaluating the extension of advanced learner loans (PDF, 166KB, 3 pages)
The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday, 28 July 2017.
Project 2017/039: Childcare and Early Years Survey of Parents 2018, 2019 and 2020 (PDF, 189KB, 5 pages)
The deadline for submissions is midday on Monday, 31 July 2017.
Project 2017/037: Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund, evaluation (PDF, 121KB, 4 pages)
The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday, 4 August 2017.
EOI ID number and general enquiries
If you have a query about your EOI ID number, please email us at: email@example.com.
For all other enquiries about our research, please contact us.
Analytical associate pool
The analytical associate pool is a group of independent academics and researchers that we can commission at short notice to provide services such as:
- a small-scale data analysis
- a rapid literature review (an overview of published research)
- primary research (research of new data)
- a peer review (an evaluation of new research)
- quality assurance (a quality check)
- expert advice
The pool is open to new members. If you’re interested in joining, please fill in the analytical associate pool application form. We aim to reply to you within 3 weeks of your application.
For more information on the pool and on how to complete the application form, read our guide to joining the analytic associate pool (PDF, 333KB, 8 pages) .
If you have any queries, please email: Associate.Pool@education.gov.uk.
You can then submit an expression of interest (EOI) using the expression of interest form (ODT, 29.7KB) .
We let all contracts on the basis of our terms and conditions. We encourage you to read the [EOI guide] *[NQTs]: newly qualified teachers