The IARS International Institute is a UK-based charity that puts our users at the heart of our work. We are proudly internationalist, and facilitate collaboration and debate through both local and international networks of NGOs and our global internship programmes. IARS stands for “Independent – Academic – Research Studies” meaning that irrespective of your background, training, socio-economic status, age, abilities or race, the charity will support you to carry out independent, credible and evidence based (academic) research studies to inform and influence policies, laws and practices impacting on you. 20 years later and the IARS mission is more current than ever.

Our mission is to give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society. We achieve this mission by responding to pressing social needs through engaging with those who are most affected. Our grassroots and peer-reviewed methods allow us to identify and respond to real needs, provide appropriate training, inform policies with authority, and generate evidence-based solutions to problems in our community.

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