Welcome to the EPPI-Centre

The Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre) is part of the Social Science Research Unit at the UCL Institute of Education. 

The EPPI-Centre is committed to informing policy and professional practice with sound evidence. As such, it is involved in two main areas of work:

  1. Systematic reviews: This includes developing methods for systematic reviews and research syntheses, conducting reviews, supporting others to undertake reviews, and providing guidance and training in this area. 
  2. Research use: This includes studying the use/non-use of research evidence in personal, practice and political decision-making, supporting those who wish to find and use research to help solve problems, and providing guidance and training in this area. 

To find out more about these two areas of work visit our About the EPPI-Centre page. Please see our working with the EPPI-Centre page if you would like to work with us.

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Interested in studying social science and policy?

Find out about our course programmes; Masters and Doctoral study at our Social Science and Policy Postgraduate Open Evening on 27 April. To book a place at this event at the IOE email ssruadmin@ioe.ac.uk

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Come to our NEW seminar series on systematic reviews

Series set up to encourage discussion and information-sharing in systematic reviews and research use. Next seminar 26 May from Head of Department of Infectious Diseases, Monash University in Melbourne.

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Find out about our NEW Msc Social Policy and Social Research

The new course offers a solid grounding in the theory and practice of social policy and related research methods. Register now.

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Learning from research guide to systematic reviews published

Guide by EPPI-Centre staff, published by the Alliance for Useful Evidence, describes the logic of a systematic review, mixed methods reviews, the main stages of undertaking a review, and some of the key issues to consider during the process.

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EPPI-Centre Review Support

Find out more about how the EPPI-Centre can help to support your review.

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ESRC - What Works Centre for Crime Reduction

The IOE is part of a consortium to develop academic capacity within the UK to map the existing evidence base for crime reduction and evaluate evidence to make effective funding decisions.

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