Local Authorities Research and Intelligence Association (LARIA)

LARIA was established in 1974 to promote the role and practice of research within the field of local government and provide a supportive network for those conducting or commissioning research.


LARIA (the Local Authorities Research and Intelligence Association) was established in 1974 to promote the role and practice of research within the field of local government and provide a supportive network for those conducting or commissioning research.

Membership of LARIA is open to anyone working in research and intelligence (R&I) for a local authority, or in an allied field. LARIA's activities include organising conferences and workshops; producing publications and representing the local government R&I community.

LARIA website

For more information contact:

Doris Besford
Email: admin@laria.org.uk