World  Educational Research Association (WERA) is an association of national, regional, and international specialty research associations aimed at advancing education research as a scientific and scholarly field. WERA was founded on April 18, 2009 in San Diego, California, when representatives of the member associations officially approved its establishment in accordance with the mission and articles set forth in its proposed constitution.

WERA aims to undertake initiatives that are global in nature and thus transcend what any one association can accomplish in its own country, region, or area of specialization. Member associations are resolved to work together to address such issues as building capacity and interest in education research, advancing education research policies and practices, and promoting the use and application of education research around the world.