Our Community Initiatives partnerships are part of The Collaborative's long-term vision for creating research partnerships to leverage the collective knowledge in Rhode Island. These partnerships start with research questions that originate from community organizations and result in data and evidence that inform challenging state and community issues.

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Current Initiatives

Education Innovation Research Network

The Education Innovation Research Network provides Rhode Island scholars with opportunities for collaborative research on education innovation topics and creates partnerships with state and national stakeholders that leverage the wealth of knowledge here in our state. Through partnering with nationally recognized experts and by working closely with state and local education leaders, this network will be a resource that can address pressing education challenges, while serving as a model for national efforts toward innovation.

The Education Innovation Research Network is a partnership between EduvateRI,  The College & University Research Collaborative and the Rhode Island Office of Innovation

Arts + Culture Research Network

The Arts + Culture sector is a vital contributor to the Rhode Island economy. The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts in collaboration with the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission partnered with The College & University Research Collaborative are partnering to develop a Research Network that will discover new knowledge to inform statewide decisions as well as promote cross-sector collaborations.