Who We Are

The Methods of Synthesis and Integration Center (MOSAIC) is an inter-disciplinary collection of research synthesis projects conducted at AIR. MOSAIC seeks to inform stakeholders and create evidence-based solutions within and across the fields of education, health, international development, social welfare, and workforce.

MOSAIC Fact Sheet (PDF)

What We Do

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We conduct high-quality research synthesis. Our projects include, but are not limited to: systematic reviews, meta-analyses, evidence gap maps, overviews (e.g., systematic reviews of reviews), and evidence evaluations for research registries (e.g., the What Works Clearinghouse).

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We improve the methods of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. We conduct meta-reviews, simulation studies, and validity tests of various statistical and review software.

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We create products for applied reviewers and meta-analyses. For example, we create Shiny applications (or interactive web tools) to solve common problems faced by meta-analysts.

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We promote the use and uptake of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. We disseminate research in peer-reviewed journals or academic conferences, teach workshops, demonstrate applications, and enhance the synthesis capabilities of AIR researchers.


Bodies of Work


Diverse Partners

MOSAIC receives funding from multiple partners, including but not limited to:

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
    • National Center for Education Research (NCER)
    • National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE)
  • U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
  • Wallace Foundation