What Works Global Summit

The Campbell Collaboration, the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (Queen's University Belfast), the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and Sense about Science are running the first What Works Global Summit in London. The event runs from 26-28 September (with pre-conference workshops on 24-25 September) and addresses evidence-informed policy globally across all sectors, with active participation from both producers and users of evidence. Among the many sessions are:

  • Disciplined Innovation: Harnessing evidence to support and inform improved pupil outcomes - Sir Kevan Collins, CEO of the Education Endowment Foundation will discuss how the recent rise in evidence-informed education policy and practice has included the emergence of well-designed, large, quasi-experimental studies. The session is chaired by Becky Francis, Director of UCL Institute of Education. 
  • The launch of Evidence Synthesis International - a new partnership of organisations that produce and use evidence syntheses around the world. Speakers include Jeremy Grimshaw from the Campbell Collaboration, David Gough from the EPPI-Centre, UCL, and Jonathan Breckon from the Alliance for Useful Evidence. 
  • Research schools – Please don’t let me be misunderstood -  a session looking at the creation of The Research Schools Network, with funding and support from the Institute for Effective Education and the Education Endowment Foundation. Research schools will disseminate evidence-based interventions and practices, and support their implementation; model and develop evidence-based practice; and bridge the gap between research and practice by developing innovative interventions based on existing research