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ForeGround is a subscription-based service that provides forecasts and actionable advice on commercial real estate investments trends in major U.S. metropolitan areas.Learn more
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Featured ProjectThe Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) Since its inception in 1991, the MCBS has been an invaluable source of information for administering the Medicare program. Learn more
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NORC at the University of Chicago is an independent research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisions.
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.Learn more about our research departments and academic research centers.
Our leadership and collegiality extend beyond NORC. We contribute to national and international efforts to increase the value of our research by sharing our data and findings with other research organizations and by participating in associations that further social science research around the world. NORC staff members belong to leading research organizations including:
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