The Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) describes itself as, 'an inter-disciplinary network of leading international researchers who are exploring the role and impact of analytics on teaching, learning, training and development. SoLAR has been active in organizing the International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (LAK) and the Learning Analytics Summer Institute (LASI), launching multiple initiatives to support collaborative and open research around learning analytics, promoting the publication and dissemination of learning analytics research, and advising and consulting with state, provincial, and national governments.'
An outline of the activities of SoLAR from 2010-2014 can be found in
Siemens, George. (2014). The Journal of Learning Analytics: supporting and promoting learning analytics research. Journal of Learning Analytics, 1(1), 3-4.