BERA is a membership association and learned society committed to advancing research quality, building research capacity and fostering research engagement. BERA aims to inform the development of policy and practice by promoting the best quality evidence produced by educational research.


Become a member

Members of BERA are eligible for benefits, including events, member networks, research intelligence and access to our journals.


Promoting educational research

We believe that the development of a world-class education system depends on high quality educational research but this is field where policy decisions are often driven by ideology rather than robust evidence.

BERA draws on the findings of the best independent and critical studies to evaluate current polices and practices, to generate fresh thinking and to bring a humanising influence to bear on proposals for reform.

Resources and Publications

BERA produces a range of publications and other materials aimed at supporting the work of all those who are active in the field of educational research.

This includes our four highly regarded peer-reviewed journals, our influential ethical guidelines and charter for research staff, a series of research methods text books for those beginning their research careers, and a range of topic-specific web-only documents. Members also have access the European Educational research Journal.

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  • BERA Statement on UCU Industrial Action

    Nick Johnson, Executive Director, says: “BERA is aware that many of our members, as UCU members that participate in the USS (Universities Superannuation Scheme), have been taking industrial action in defence of their pension scheme. BERA is sympathetic to those colleagues and notes the... Read More
  • New animation celebrates the BERA Blog

    In a new animation launched today, BERA takes stock of the success of the BERA Blog since its launch in 2015, and invites all members of the education community across the globe, whatever their interests and perspectives, to join the conversation – both as readers and writers.  The... Read More
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