Links to Other Organisations

You may find these sites useful.


Ministry of Social Development - the Families and Whanau work programme and contract for the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study are now managed by the Ministry.

Ministry of Justice - the contract for the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is now managed on behalf of the Crown by Justice.

Social Investment Agency - The Hub is now managed by the Social Investment Agency on behalf of Superu. 

Other government agencies

Social science information and networking

Community Research

A place to find community research and researchers. Previously known as the Tangata Whenua, Community & Voluntary Sector Research Centre. (NZ)

E-Soc Sci

A social science networking website. (NZ)

Government datasets online

A directory of publicly-available, non-personal datasets. This site does not hold data, but instead links to datasets held on other government websites. (NZ)


Gathers and indexes the collective intelligence of the social sector. (USA)

OECD iLibrary

The online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics. (International)

Rand Corporation

A nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis. (USA)

Social Care Online

The UK’s largest database of information and research on all aspects of social care and social work. (UK)

Overseas research and evaluation organisations

Alliance for Useful Evidence

Champions the use of evidence in social policy and practice. (UK)

The Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG)

With a focus on evaluation, evidence and policy analysis, the Evaluation Hub offers services to meet governments’ needs.

Australian Institute of Family Studies

Provides an evidence base for developing policy and practice related to the wellbeing of families in Australia. (Australia)

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS)

Delivers relevant and translatable research evidence which drives policy and practice leading to a reduction in the levels of violence against women and their children. (Australia)

Campbell Collaboration

Produces systematic reviews of the effects of social interventions in crime and justice, education, international development and social welfare. (USA)

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Canada’s federal funding agency for health research. (Canada)

Centre for Effective Services

Undertakes a wide range of project work to influence policy and systems change, champion service design and implementation and build knowledge, skills and capacity of the whole sector. (Ireland)

Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People's Services

Aims to help those working in children’s services to improve the life chances of all children and young people, in particular those who are most vulnerable. (UK)

Child Family Community Australia (CFCA)

Provides evidence-based resources and interactive assistance for professionals working to protect children, support families and strengthen communities across Australian jurisdictions. (Australia)

Cochrane Collaboration

A global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health. (UK)

Colebrooke Centre

Contributes to the work of building and developing effective services for children and families by applying insights and practical tools from the emerging field of implementation science and practice. (UK)

Dartington Social Research Unit

Seeks to increase the use of evidence of what works in the design and delivery of services for children and their families. (UK)

Parenting Research Centre

Seeks better outcomes for children by increasing effectiveness and fostering innovation in the way families are supported in their parenting. (Australia)

SAX Institute

Improves health and wellbeing by driving the use of research in policies, programmes and services. (Australia)

Social Science Research Network

Encourages the distribution of social science research results from around the world. (International)


Focuses on promoting good health and preventing chronic disease, and conducts vital research to advance Victoria’s population health. (Australia)

Links to other sites of interest

Economic and Social Research Council

The UK's largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues. (UK)

Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand

Works towards creating a society free from discrimination. (NZ)

Last update: 18 Apr 2018