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Applications to the 2018 CORE program have closed. Thank you to those who applied. Applicants will be notified of the results in Mid-March.
Join us at EDRA49, June 6-9 in Oklahoma City for the CORE recognition ceremony!
The Certificate of Research Excellence (CORE) is a professional certification that recognizes and celebrates exceptional, rigorous, and impactful practice-based environmental design research studies. CORE affords design research professionals in any industry sector the opportunity to be at the forefront of environmental design research, showcase the proficiency of their work, provide lasting value to clients, and advance the industry with rigorous and impactful design research.
Applications to CORE undergo a rigorous, double-blind review by an interdisciplinary panel of experts. Each application is scored on its own merit against the CORE evaluation criteria, which are based on two main dimensions: (1) Research Rigor—the use of recognized scientific approaches (research design, tools, and data collection) and techniques to produce valid results (data analysis and finding interpretation), and (2) Research Value—the study’s actual (or potential future) impact on the design industry and project stakeholders. There is no limit on the number of applications you may submit.
To apply for CORE certification, the design research study must have:
How to Apply
Cost to Apply
The application pricing structure is as follows, including discounts for EDRA members and for two or more applications.
Contact EDRA Headquarters for the pricing of four or more applications, or if you have already paid for a certain number of applications and wish to submit more at the bundled discount price.
Check out the answers to CORE’s Frequently Asked Questions. For additional assistance regarding the CORE program and/or the application process, please contact EDRA Headquarters at email@example.com or (651) 379-7306. If you need technical help with the online application portal, you can contact Confex technical support or call (401) 334-0220 Monday through Friday 8:30am-6:00pm Eastern Time.