Research plays a central role in the development, quality assurance, and assessment of impact of IB programmes and services.

Programme impact research
Programme impact research investigates the implementation and impact of IB programmes.

Programme development research
Programme development research supports the development and review of all programme curriculum and pedagogy.

Quality assurance research
The quality assurance team within the IB designs, implements and maintains quality assurance frameworks for IB professional development and school services.

Assessment research
Assessment research informs the development and quality assurance of IB assessment practices.

The Research department also coordinates global research services such as the International Education Research Database and the Jeff Thompson Research Award.