EuroPris organized in cooperation with ICPA and the Belgian Prisons Service the 1st International Correctional Research Symposium in March in Ghent, Belgium. The main theme of the symposium was ‘Enhancing Comparability and Understanding’. There were 116 professionals from 36 countries that attended the event. This Symposium was a great opportunity to learn more about the way correctional researches are conducted and to look at current methodologies, and the way data are collected and reported. Presentations included topics related to International Standards and Reforms, Management of Research, Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches in Measuring Performance, Community Corrections and Probation, Healthcare, Technology and Rehabilitation. A second conference is planned for 2018 to continue to work with this global research network.