The Learning and Skills Network is an open network enabling people interested in research and the use of evidence to share idea and work together. It has no formal structure or funding. People volunteer for tasks and sponsors help support activities. Convenors organise events in the regions and a National Planning Group does the same nationally. The community is bound together by common purposes and values.
A brief history of the network is given here.
LSRN activities depend on the support of sponsors, which helps keep events free or low cost. Recent annual events have been supported by LSIS, NIACE, Pearson College, City & Guilds and IfL. Support for Workshops is currently being provided by NIACE, Pearson and the Education and Training Foundation.