The Campbell Collaboration

About Us

Who we are
The Campbell Collaboration is an international research network that produces systematic reviews of the effects of social interventions in Crime & Justice, Education, International Development, and Social Welfare.

Our vision

We seek to bring about positive social change, and to improve the quality of public and private services around the world. We prepare, maintain and disseminate systematic reviews of research related to education, crime and justice, social welfare, and international development. 

We believe that a systematic and rigorous approach to research synthesis improves the knowledge base for decisions on policy and practice. Better-informed choices  by policymakers, practitioners, and members of the general public can lead to better outcomes.

Our publications are influential
Our reviews are extensively peer-reviewed and are fully and freely available online. We also provide a range of online training materials. Campbell reviews have contributed to informing policies and decisions on topics as diverse as bullying prevention juvenile justice, and welfare-to-work programs.

Donate to the Campbell Collaboration
The Campbell Collaboration is a voluntary, non-profit, international research network. We rely on support from institutions and private donations to fund our work and disseminate our findings.

The Campbell Collaboration will use donations to fund
  • priority review projects
  • dissemination of review findings to relevant target groups
  • competence building in systematic review methods
  • awards to acknowledge exceptional contributions to evidence based policy and practice, and
  • opportunities for young scholars to take part in the Collaboration

We also welcome donations designated for specific activities of the Collaboration, and will use these strictly in accordance with the donorís wishes.

We particularly welcome donations to support the Collaborationís awards.

If you would like to find out more about our current projects and about supporting the work we do, please contact us at [].

Competence building
Building competence in research synthesis methodology is a key to increasing capacity for systematic reviews. Our colloquia include training sessions, and we also arrange stand-alone training workshops run by qualified and experienced teachers. Contact us to discuss training needs within the field of systematic review analysis and related methodologies.

Preparing Systematic Reviews
If you are interested in commissioning work from the Campbell Collaboration, and finding out more about how systematic reviews can improve decision-making, please contact us to find out more about how we could help.

The Steering Group
Campbell's Steering Group comprises leading exponents of evidence-based approaches to policy and practice in our areas of activity. The Co-chairs are Prof. Arild BjÝrndal, Director, Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Oslo, Norway and Prof. Julia Littell, Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Bryn Mawr College, USA.

The Campbell Secretariat
Campbell's International Secretariat is located in Oslo and hosted by the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services. The Oslo office supports all aspects of the Collaborationís work, including the production of systematic reviews, internal and external communications, our website, fundraising, and arrangements for our Colloquia and other international events.

For more detail about the Campbell Collaboration, please consult our governance documents or download our information flyer.