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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

Advancing Research & Communications in STEM

Raising the nation’s learning curve on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics


National Science Foundation

Evaluating Data “Bootcamp” for Biology Grad Students

NORC helps UChicago faculty assess the value of an immersive week at Woods Hole


University of Chicago