There is a democratic deficit in education research. For too long the research agenda has been dominated by people who no longer practice or never practiced as teachers. This is changing. Teachers around the world are taking control of the education research agenda, conducting ‘clinical’ trials paralleling those conducted by doctors and surgeons. From Global Teacher Prize nominee trials through to collaborations with neuroscientists and a Department for Education project exploring workload reduction in England, Richard will give delegates the opportunity to learn about the types of trials teachers have been conducting across the world as part of this global revolution. His talk will also outline the potential for teachers to collaborate on big data analyses to help understand what works, with which children, in what context and how technology could facilitate this.