Research Technologies

Blending expertise in research and information technology to enhance the collection, management, processing, and dissemination of scientific information

Long known as a leader in research, we have the technical expertise to develop highly useful tools for domestic or international surveys, data collection and management, and online analysis and business intelligence.

In survey technology, we pioneered the use of computer-assisted recorded interviewing (CARI), which help facilitate the management of field interviewers, identify potential fraud, and reduce data quality problems. That spirit of innovation continues today with the development of mobile and web-based tools that are sophisticated enough to operate in security-conscious environments, but streamlined enough to work on tablets in countries with limited Internet infrastructure. From coding powerful, yet flexible open source software platforms, to building and hosting robust data systems, our information technology specialists provide clients the solutions and technical assistance needed to efficiently and effectively execute their research- and data-related initiatives.