What you need to know about research clearinghouses
- Research clearinghouses help users in the public and nonprofit sectors identify “what works” by conducting systematic literature reviews and assessing programs based on the evidence that exists of their effectiveness. Findings are typically made available through online web portals.
- Leaders in the public and nonprofit sectors can use clearinghouses to access curated information about social programs and to inform their funding and policy decisions.
- The federal government can support this work by continuing to fund both research clearinghouses and rigorous program evaluations to expand knowledge of what programs and practices are effective.