Innovation, Data and Experiments in Education (IDEE)
IDEE is a long-term investment to develop the infrastructure for experimental research in education, aiming to make France a leader in the field. The IDEE consortium brings together a multidisciplinary group of leading researchers and labs from economics, sociology, psychology, educational sciences, and cognitive sciences, coordinated by the Ecole Normale Supérieure/PSL and led by J-PAL Europe at the Paris School of Economics.
IDEE consists of three objectives:
Improving access to administrative data:
Developing and sharing innovative tools and protocols for experimental research:
Building partnerships and strengthening capacities for experimental research:
The IDEE team stands ready to support researchers across the different steps leading to a high-quality experiment.
IDEE is funded for a duration of 8 years (2021-2029) by the French National Research Agency (Agence Nationale de la Recherche, ANR) under the program "Investissements d'avenir" with the reference "ANR-21-ESRE-0034".
IDEE will run in partnership with the French Ministry of National Education (Direction de l'Évaluation, de la Prospective et de la Performance (DEPP)). It will be delivered by six research institutions:
- Paris Sciences et Lettres, home to the Ecole normale supérieure (ENS) and its Department of Cognitive Sciences (DEC)
- Paris School of Economics, home to J-PAL Europe
- Sciences Po, home to the Laboratoire interdisciplinaire pour l’Evaluation des Politiques publiques (LIEPP)
- Université Grenoble Alpes, and its Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Apprentissages en Contexte (LaRAC)
- The Atomic Energy Commission, home to the NeuroSpin lab
- Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
IDEE’s strategic vision will be guided by a Steering Committee, which brings together members of all the key partners, under the scientific coordination of Marc Gurgand. IDEE’s activities will also be informed by a Data Users’ Committee.
In addition, IDEE will involve a broader network of French and international stakeholders interested in promoting experimental research in education.
If you want to know more about the Innovation, Data and Experiments in Education (IDEE) programme, please visit our dedicated website (in French only for now).