VsI Zmoniu kapitalo pletros ir tyrimu institutas (eng. Human Capital Research and Development Institute) is a non-profit, non-governmental institution established by private stakeholders. The institution is involved in development and implementation of different training programmes for adults for their professional development. The Institute organizes and implements research in social, economical, educational aspects of human capital development, validation of non-formal and informal learning. HCR & DI experts are involved into the evaluation of training programmes and institutions providing various types of initial and continuous training. The specialists of the institution are actively involved in the field of non-formal and informal learning. They participated in several EU and national projects during which various tools, guidebooks for validation of non-formal and informal learning.