Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Research Initiatives

PLIRC Research Database

The PLIRC Research Database is now openly available for researchers in the field of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). The Database, which provides full-text versions of research-related documents, is intended as a tool for scholars, practitioners and policy-makers.

The Database was made possible by the donation of basic software from Observal, a database recently established by the European University Continuing Education Network (EUCEN), to the Canadian Institute for Recognizing Learning (CIRL) who in turn contributed the software to PLIRC. Thompson Rivers University has adapted the Database to PLIRC's specification and provides on-going financial support for the Database.

Populating the Database and on-going maintenance is the shared responsibility of PLIRC-affiliated researchers and the broader community interested in ensuring that this remains a high quality resource for the field of PLAR.