Programmes that are part the Science Education Project have been designed to work holistically towards achieving the overall aims of the initiative. The research programme, for example, targets schools where the professional development programme has been implemented, with the aim of assessing how teachers’ performances and school environments have been affected by the programme. Similarly, the research programme recruits staff and members of the advisory board from participants in the professional development programme.

The research programme also provides guidance to the infrastructure development programme on the resources required to develop world-class science laboratories in schools. As well, the research programme supplements the informal science programme by sharing their findings regarding the impact of informal science interventions on formal education.