Independent research. Reliable data. Rigorous analysis. NORC at the University of Chicago delivers insight to help policymakers, businesses, communities, and individuals better understand a complex, changing world.
Since 1941, NORC has conducted groundbreaking studies, created innovative research tools and methodologies, and advanced principles of scientific integrity and collaboration. We use traditional and emerging techniques to ask questions, rigorously gather and manage data, and use that data to answer important questions. But even as the tools of our trade evolve over time, our core values of excellence, innovation, and collegiality will always remain the same.
The NORC community consists of cross-departmental teams of researchers, statisticians, data scientists, survey methodologists, information designers, IT specialists, financial analysts, and other professionals, all working together to ensure we gather the most reliable data and extract the most meaningful insights.
Together we bring insight to a broad range of topics including economics, education, global development, health and well-being, media, and public affairs.
NORC at the University of Chicago is an objective and non-partisan research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisions.
For more than 75 years, NORC at the University of Chicago has delivered reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical decisions on some of the most important issues society has faced.
Today, government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world partner with NORC to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge.
NORC conducts research in five main areas: Economics, Markets, and the Workforce; Education, Training, and Learning; Global Development; Health and Well-Being; and Society, Media, and Public Affairs.
We provide comprehensive and integrated services that span the research cycle, and offer solutions that anticipate and address critical needs in research and data science. We approach all work with deep technical expertise, a spirit of collaboration, and a commitment to scientific integrity. – less