NORC has broad capacity in the collection of non-interview data for varied purposes, including the collection of medical records and academic transcripts, the creation of observational protocols, and the gathering of biological samples or biomeasures, and environmental samples.
NORC has extensive experience managing and collecting a variety of biomeasures. Specifically, NORC has developed innovative strategies to use field interviewers to collect biomeasures, thereby creating biomeasure collection protocols that are innovative, minimally invasive, reliable, and practical for a home-based survey. Biomeasure collection experience includes a variety of measures, all of which were collected by NORC field interviewers: anthropometrics, sensory function, biological samples (including dried blood spots, whole saliva, urine, vaginal swabs, and DNA), and measures of physical function. In addition to biomeasures collected by field interviewers, NORC also has experience hiring, coordinating, and scheduling respondent appointments with lab examiners and medical centers.