The Centre for Educational Research and Development (CERD) is a research unit within the Institute for Social Research in Zagreb. It carries out fundamental, applied and developmental interdisciplinary research, as well as educational activities which aim to develop the educational sciences and the education system.

The Centre's mission is realized through the systematic professional development of its research staff who are focused on developing their expertise in different areas of the educational sciences, trained for interdisciplinary teamwork and committed to the development of partnership relations with key education stakeholders in Croatia and abroad.