Collaborative research and evaluation support that advances learning and maximizes program outcomes.

Established in 2023, the Institute for Collaborative Research and Evaluation (ICRE) offers flexible and wide-ranging research and evaluation services (e.g. design, implementation, analysis). ICRE provides research and evaluation support for:

  • Nonprofit organizations
  • PK-12 school districts
  • Private schools
  • Governmental agencies
  • Institutions of higher education 

ICRE is an expansion of the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium (MERC), a longstanding research practice partnership between Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education and PK-12 public school districts in the Richmond, Virginia region.