The Network of Researchers in Social Sciences (NoRiSS) was launched in March 2016 to support the study and application of rigorous research methodology at universities, civil society organizations, as well as public and private entities. The Network of Researchers promotes research and evidence-based policy-making, and it also facilitates strengthening cooperation between researchers and scholars in and outside Azerbaijan. Full Network Members are a group of researchers individually selected to participate in our program activities by carrying out research, training or participating in public discussions and program decisions. Associate Members are interested researchers based outside Azerbaijan (both Azerbaijani and non-Azerbaijani citizens) with a strong research interest in Azerbaijan. They have external views on the review of methodology and sampling in the process of projects.