These are organizations dedicated to promoting design research and research-based design practice. Many of these entities host regular conferences.

“The Design Research Society is a learned society committed to promoting and developing design research.”

The Environmental Design Research Association’s purpose is “to advance and disseminate research, teaching, and practice toward improving an understanding of the relationships among people, their built environments, and natural ecosystems.”

International Association of Societies of Design Research. “The purpose of the Association is to promote research or study into or about the activity of design in all its many fields of application, through encouraging collaboration on an international level between independent societies of design research.”

Research Through Design “is a new, experimental conference that supports the dissemination of practice-based design research.”