The Co-operative Research Network is the result of the Co-operative Research Database, a project developed by the Co-operative College in Manchester with the support of Co-operatives UK and the University of Lincoln. The database is for people involved in global co-operative research, primarily in the fields of education, history/heritage, the world of work and work organisation and international development.

This database is complementary to other excellent initiatives such as the Canadian Co-operative Research Network at the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan. Its aim is to facilitate a network for co-operative researchers to access information about recent and current co-operative research. This will encourage us to share new knowledge, ideas and practice as well as identify potential research collaborations. Researchers might be experienced academics, early researchers, students, co-operative activists or simply those interested in what is going on in co-operatives globally.

To become a member of the network, click on the button and follow the form, selecting ‘Researcher (Free)’ as the membership option.

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