These are organizations dedicated to promoting design research and research-based design practice. Many of these entities host regular conferences.
DARIA = Design As Research In the Americas. New design research organization developed by a steering committee 2016-17 and launched at IASDR Cincinnati November 2017. More details and manifesto / mission + vision coming soon!
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 eco-systems.”
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.”