Created in early 2012, SRCD is collaboratively working with the Jacobs Foundation to form the International Consortium of Developmental Science Organizations. The initial goals of the Consortium are to:
- Facilitate international developmental research and research methods
- Facilitate and provide international training in developmental science
- Inform international policymaking on developmental science
- Share lessons learned among member organizations about the operation of organizations with similar goals
The Jacobs Foundation has agreed to sponsor the first meeting of the Consortium at its Marbach Castle outside of Zurich in December 2012. Two representatives from ten organizations are being invited to this first meeting where a longer-term agenda for the Consortium will be set.