How it works

Anyone involved in either teaching or research related to Religious Education can join the community – all you need to do to get started is create an account, where you can tell us a bit about yourself, your role and the topics you’re interested in. Then the space is yours to explore.

Whether you’re looking to get inspiration and ideas for the classroom, or are just interested in exploring what’s being published in your field, the Research Reports are a good place to start. You can search using a range of different categories, so it’s easy to find the most relevant pieces of work, and you’ll be able to view a brief summary of the research and its findings before diving into the full report.

There’s also the opportunity to give feedback on each piece of research, to let the researchers know how helpful you found it and if you were able to make use of it in a teaching or research context. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for, why not help to fill the gap by suggesting ideas for future RE research. Anyone can post a topic, issue, or question they would like to see explored.

Research Reports can also be posted by anyone in the community, so feel free to share your work. We carefully check every report before we publish it to make sure it’s legitimate, relevant and high-quality, so it might be a few days before your research appears online – but once it’s been posted we’ll let you know. Then you’ll get alerts whenever your report receives any feedback and you’ll be able to access data on how it’s been used.

You can also post or respond to opportunities for involvement in ongoing research, making connections with other users for collaboration on existing or future projects.