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The IB takes part in research projects, collaborates with universities and research institutes, and disseminates research findings through conferences and publications. We develop links with education researchers worldwide, and support research through the International Education Research Database and the Jeff Thompson Research Award.

We promote an institutional culture that uses the valid and reliable outcomes of research to inform and develop the whole organization.

More information on research in the IB can be found on the IB Research webpages.


Contact IB Research


IB Research
7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 200 West
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Quick links to research studies

Programme validation studies

Jeff Thompson award studies

Quick links to research resources

IERD (International Education Research Database)

Searchable, collectively populated bibliography of research about the IB or international education.

Jeff Thompson Research Award

Incentive funding for IB World School practitioner research.