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Our research strengthens—and actively includes—communities and the organizations that support them.

It’s one thing to identify a problem that stubbornly afflicts society. It’s entirely something else to come up with an effective solution. That’s where The Bridge at NORC comes in.

The Bridge works with University of Chicago faculty and experts—as well as other leading research institutions—to deliver high caliber, academically grounded research that informs and supports positive real-world outcomes. We bridge academia with on-the-ground interventions and practitioners. We help bridge the academic community with NORC, one of the country’s foremost social science research institutions. And we bridge advanced analytics, data science, and best-in-class data collection with questions and answers that are meaningful and inclusive of community, family, and individual needs and perspectives.

The Bridge at NORC Experts

Bridge Projects

Retaining Rural Science & Math Teachers

Cultivating a high-quality science and math teacher workforce in rural Illinois


National Science Foundation

Consumer Education and Parent Choice in Early Care & Education

Understanding how parents find and use information to make early child care decisions


Administration for Children and Families, Health & Human Services Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation