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The Academy of Transdisciplinary Learning and Advanced Studies (The ATLAS) seeks “to develop new transdisciplinary research frameworks and strategies with a strong focus on joint efforts by researchers from diverse disciplines to contribute to the co-design of a global sustainable future.” In order to support this goal, The ATLAS aims: “To take leadership in developing […]
ALARA is a network of people “interested in using action research and action learning to generate collaborative learning, research and action to transform workplaces, schools, colleges, universities, communities, voluntary organisations, governments and businesses. ALARA’s vision is that action research and action learning will be widely used and publicly shared by individuals and groups creating local […]
“The Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA) unites college and university students and faculty conducting practitioner inquiry into teaching and learning with fellow action researchers in public schools, private schools, community settings and workplaces throughout the Americas. ARNA members are committed to taking action locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally to promote action research that […]
The American Society for Cybernetics (ASC) is focused on “the advancement of cybernetics as a science, a discipline, a meta-discipline, and a practice by: Systematically accreting, evaluating and disseminating knowledge about cybernetics and its applications, unconstrained by disciplinary and other boundaries. Developing and refining cybernetics’ concepts, ethics, models, research methods and other techniques of inquiry. […]
The Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (formerly the Association for Integrative Studies) is “an interdisciplinary professional organization founded in 1979 to promote the interchange of ideas among scholars and administrators in all of the arts and sciences on intellectual and organizational issues related to furthering integrative studies”. US based, it has an international membership. Some of […]
The Association Française de Science des Systèmes (AFSCET) focuses on supporting a transdisciplinary approach using systems thinking and cybernetics to the complex problems of today. AFSCET organizes seminars and workshops devoted to deepening systemic theories and practices. A number of working groups are active, including the AFSCET Café; Modeling of Complex Systems; System Dynamics; and, […]
The Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO) is “a regional grouping within IFORS” (International Federation of Operational Research Societies). Its aim is “to promote Operational Research throughout Europe” and to this end the association supports meetings and conferences, books and journals, and people through awards and general networking (such as through an e-newsletter). “The […]
“The Citizen Science Association (CSA) is a member-driven organization that connects people from a wide range of experiences around one shared purpose: advancing knowledge through research and monitoring done by, for, and with members of the public. Citizen science – the most recognizable term for this practice – is expanding the reach, relevance, and impact […]
Cognitive Edge is a company “founded in 2005 with the objective of building methods, tools and capability to utilise insights from Complex Adaptive Systems theory and other scientific disciplines in social systems.” It focuses on “developing approaches that allow organisations to absorb uncertainty, create resilience and detect weak signals which more conventional approaches would ignore.” […]
Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN) “aims to encourage and support action research projects (personal, local, national and international), accessible accounts of action research projects, and contributions to the theory and methodology of action research.” The network has a focus on increasing the visibility of action research, supporting action researchers broadly and in fostering connections between […]

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