The Educational Research Centre (ERC)

Who we are

The Educational Research Centre (ERC) was founded in 1966. The ERC has become an internationally recognised centre of excellence in research, assessment and evaluation in education. The ERC was established as a body corporate under Section 54 of the Education Act 1998 on September 9, 2015.

What we do

The main responsibilities of the ERC are to: 

  • Conduct independent research on all aspects of education and at all levels of the education system including research that will inform policy making and the improvement of educational standards and
  • Provide an assessment support service to schools and centres for education (including the development and provision of standardised tests and other assessment instruments).


Address:  DCU - St Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. D09 AN2F
Phone: (01) 837 3789