IRN - The International Research Network for Social Work is a database bringing together social work scholars interested in internationally comparative research.

The main idea is simple: IRN offers an opportunity to find cooperation partners for existing or still-to-be-developed research projects.

Highly motivated and well-educated academics interested in international research projects can be found in the database.

At the same time, these individuals are not only possible cooperation partners for concrete projects or potential co-workers in international research networks. They are also contact persons for conceptual questions because of their familiarity with country-specific structures.

To view the IRN members access the database.

Since 2011 we do no longer take new members but we want the IRN to continue as a database. 

For general questions about IRN or to be added to the database, please refer to: