Research reports: template and style guide

The template and style guide for contractors to use when writing research reports for the Department for Education (DfE).

Applies to England



Contractors writing research reports and briefs for DfE should use the template on this page to format their documents.

They should also follow the style and formatting guide, which gives step-by-step instructions on how to use the template.

Published 19 August 2014
Last updated 221 AugustDecember 2023 + show all updates
  1. 'Template for DfE research reports and briefs': updated contact email address to request research report number.

  2. Updated the 'Research reports: template and style guide'. Updates to numbered paragraphs, equations, table header rows and flow charts.

  3. Updated the research report template and guidance with the latest accessibility advice.

  4. Updated 'Template for DfE research reports and briefs' and 'Style and formatting guide for DfE research publications'.

  5. Updated template to include Government Social Research logo.

  6. Updated the document template and style guide for contractors writing DfE research reports and briefs.