The work of REL Pacific is carried out through a region-wide network of research alliances—the vehicle for conducting high-quality research and evaluation in support of the Pacific education community. The alliances are comprised of a diverse group of educators, organizational and community members, and other parties that share a common interest in a priority area. Members inform and guide the work of the laboratory, working side-by-side with REL Pacific staff and partners. Over the course of the five year contract, the research alliances are expected to evolve with membership changing as work concludes and new work begins. Alliances are open to any person or organization that wishes to become involved.