Researcher Resources

Guide to fMRI papers

Cognitive Atlas (

JoVE Science Education Database (

Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching

Brain Basics Guide and Introduction (by OECD)

The Brain From Top to Bottom

Introduction to MRI/fMRI

Introduction to EEG

Introduction to MEG

Journal Database from Brady Lab

Brain tutorial from Stanford HOPES work

Child Mind Institute's Mental Health Guide (searchable by disorder)

One Mind for Research overview of disorders

Origins of the DSM-I

National Writing Project

The National Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)

National Education Policy Center 

"NEPC think tank reviews are academically rigorous reviews of the strengths and weaknesses of selected think tank publications. These expert assessments provide the public, policy makers, and the press with the information needed to make informed judgments about the value of the conclusions drawn and recommendations made in the reviewed reports." (NEPC website)

National Science Foundation and US Dept. of Education: Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development

GeneCards - database of human genes on human genes

Publication checklists for empirical research





Statistics checklist: 

Ten Simple Rules for Effective Statistical Practice
  • Published: June 9, 2016

Physiological factors that may influence BOLD response in fMRI (by Ben Inglis)

Illustrated Glossary of Genetics

Text Analysis Resources:


MRC database:


Parent and Educator Resources


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American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statements

Many of the AAP policy statements provide overviews of research related to educational products, interventions, and theories. There is a search engine that is useful in guiding users to appropriate articles.

American Speech and Language Hearing Association (ASHA)* 

ASHA journals provide articles reviewing the theoretical basis and empirical evidence associated with a variety of speech and language intervention programs. In addition, they offer a guide to evaluating treatment procedures, products and programs.

ASHA Evidence Maps

ASHA states the following description: "The evidence maps are intended to provide clinicians, researchers, clients, and caregivers with tools and guidance to engage in evidence-based decision making. These maps highlight the importance of the three components of evidence-based practice: clinical expertise, current best evidence, and client/patient perspectives." (

Clarification of the term 'brain-based' term in education 

This article offers clarification of the term 'brain-based' as it relates to products, programs, and ideas.

Best Evidence Encyclopedia

This web site, created by the Johns Hopkins University School of Education's Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education (CDDRE), provides information on the strength of the evidence supporting a variety of programs available for students in grades K-12.

Campbell Collaboration

The Campbell Collaboration provides reviews and research articles on various interventions from a social science, behavioral science, and educational perspective.

Center for Effective Reading Instruction

International Dyslexia Association's Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI)

Center for the Developing Child

The Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University offers free resources relevant to policy and practice related to topics including learning and health in vulnerable children. 

Cochrane Collaboration*

The Cochrane Collaboration provides reviews of the evidence for and against the effectiveness of a variety of interventions and treatments in the fields of medicine and education.

Council for Exceptional Children

Council for Exceptional Children


" was created as a tool for tracking the progress of legislation related to dyslexia throughout the United States."

Dyslexia guide (by California)

California Department of Education released an updated dyslexia guide in 2017.

Lexicon Databases

Emotion Lexicon:

MRC psycholinguistic database:


Federal guidelines for school services to support communication disabilities

Frequently asked questions on effective communication for students with hearing, vision, or speech disabilities in public elementary and secondary schools

Federation for Children with Special Needs

Parent Guide to Special Education from the Federation for Children with Special Needs and the Massachusetts Department of Education

Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR)

The FCRR provides reports of reading programs. The reports describe specific programs and their use, as well as information regarding the consistency of the programs with scientifically based research in reading.


International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

The IDA website offers resources for reading and dyslexia, including a matrix comparing multisensory, structured-language reading programs, some of which have served as interventions in neuroimaging studies.

Massachusetts Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (MABIDA)

The MABIDA website offers current events and resources in the Massachusetts area. Membership to MABIDA includes the following:

  • no-fee session with a qualified clinician to discuss assessment results and reports
  • fact sheets
  • referral services
  • access to IDA publications on reading, writing, and dyslexia
  • automatic membership with IDA
  • alerts to community events
  • information on current research studies to join

National Center on Intensive Intervention

Free resource compiling intervention program efficacy in a chart that includes technical rigor, study results, and program implementation.

National Center for Learning Disabilities

NCLD provides resources to those concerned about learning disabilities, including a report every 2 years on the state of learning disabilities in the US.

Pseudoscience Checklist

This checklist offers a resource for educators/clinicians to use in evaluating treatments created by Dr. Gregg Lof at the MGH Institute.


Report on personalized learning

Reading Rockets 

Resources for educators and parents on reading 

Report: Turning the Page  A report by Prof. Nonie Lesaux at Harvard, commissioned in 2010 by Strategies for Children on strategies for improving children’s language and literacy development from birth to age 9


SharpBrains includes a useful checklist for brain fitness software and training games, as well as other resources relevant for brain-based products.


Technology tools and resources for students with disabilities

The Dyslexia Foundation

The Dyslexia Foundation offers excellent videos from conferences, provides free information, and overall resources for parents and educators.

Free resource for parents concerned about their child's learning and attention with very helpful information, guides, definitions, etc.

What Works Clearinghouse

The What Works Clearinghouse, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES), compiles empirical research on educational products and provides reviews based on its evaluation of the available empirical research.

*A fee may be required to access website content.