Cornell University organises a Participatory Action Research network. Its function is to facilitate "the cooperative development and application of social research methods that accomplish both appropriate social change and the generation of new social knowledge for the benefit of all participants. PAR is a research methodology that acknowledges and capitalises on its role in affecting social change. It encompasses "participation" of stakeholders, "action" for positive social change, and "research" to help those affected make better decisions". The Network coordinates a number of electronic products
(a) a WWW site, with archives of the various PARtalk list, the PRA list, and the Arlist. It also contains full text materials on basic techniques in action research, information (and texts/curriculum) for courses, a directory of researchers, and a listing of events/conferences, and links to other Internet servers.