Research Operations

Our highly skilled and trusted Research and Product Operations team is one of a number of things that sets NFER apart from other organisations. Responsible for the logistical, operational, administrative and data collection aspects of our extensive range of surveys, test and assessment trialling and international projects, they are able to offer a combination of scale and quality that is unrivalled in the sector, alongside the highest levels of data security and confidentiality.

Our work

The team is key to the particularly strong relationship we have with schools, managing day-to-day activity with them and all data requirements in relation to our range of projects. They also manage a pool of 400 specialist fieldworkers and test administrators, all of whom are qualified teachers and work directly with schools and colleges. The team includes expert project managers and logistics and data specialists who are skilled in mobilising and managing large scale projects and secure data collection, storage and analysis activities.

The work of this expert team is intrinsic to the success of our own research, evaluation and assessment programmes and also assists other organisations that need support for the logistical or large scale delivery aspects of their projects.

Read more about our research and evaluation capabilities here.