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Association of Research Observatories

ARO aims to add value to the work of England’s research observatories by promoting collaboration, and communicating their contribution to the shared aim of supporting evidence-based policy-making. We are committed to:

  • Informing decision makers
  • Facilitation of expertise
  • Once, for all
  • Independent economic analysis
  • Supporting local authorities’ own research

ARO activities are directed by a Board, chaired on a rolling basis by the director of a single research observatory. A permanent secretariat function is provided by the ARO Coordinator.

Further information is available from the ARO website or via email



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