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What Works Network

The Evidence Quarter

Powering evidence based change together

The Evidence Quarter (The EQ) is home to a small but growing number of evidence-minded organisations, including What Works Centres. 

The EQ is currently home to:

The EQ aims to bring together centres to share physical space, increase collaboration, and tackle joint challenges together. Each evidence organisation exists for a reason – to tackle a particular problem, or to help a particular group – and the uniqueness of each centre is in some ways its strength, but we face common challenges; around methodology, building movements, and achieving an impact with the research that we do. 

Centres also overlap in their goals. Six of the current What Works Centres have young people as their main focus – whether their outcomes are in education, higher education or employment, or reducing the risk of harm. The more these organisations can work together, and share resources and ideas, the more impact they can have. 

The EQ aims to be more than just an office. We want to facilitate the organisations to become greater than the sum of their parts. We regularly host events and seminars from speakers on a variety of topics of interest to our members, and, through our community manager, host working groups and roundtables on areas of cross-cutting interest, including how LGBTQAI+ people are recognised and supported by research, and the use of multiple comparison testing in impactful research. Co-location will also allow organisations to share operational functions and secure better deals and rates from suppliers.

The EQ hopes to provide a meeting place for people outside of the tenants, through The EQ associates programme. This programme, a joint effort with the Alliance for Useful Evidence at Nesta, will provide a literal and figurative space for organisations who value evidence to come together.

The EQ Address:
Albany House
Petty France