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Information Technology

​NORC offers a full range of information technology, data collection, and analytic capabilities
delivered in an integrated manner.  NORC’s IT staff includes software developers, database and systems analysts, network engineers, business analysts, technical architects, and computer security experts.  This group provides programming support to all projects, including designing, implementing, and supporting applications for data collection and analysis.  A dedicated Project Management Office, including many PMI certified project managers, coordinates the complicated array of tasks required to deliver IT support.  NORC also features a robust IT infrastructure, including a private high-speed WAN, secure remote access systems, secure Internet, a fully automated and distributed high-capacity telephone survey center, and data centers equipped with high-performance servers and large capacity storage units.

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Representative Projects

Continuation of OMH Performance Improvement and Management System (PIMS) Development Project. NORC has been contracted by the US Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH), to develop and implement a web-based system for collecting, reporting, disseminating/sharing performance- and results-oriented data and information relative to OMH’s mission.  The Performance Improvement and Management System (PIMS) is an integrated, one-stop, web-based tool and resource to help OMH and other stakeholders to improve the strategic focus of their efforts, use evidence-based performance measures and practices in program planning and evaluation, and improve evaluation of program activities to determine outcomes and impacts achieved. More

Harnessing Technology and Innovation in Two-Generation Educational Skills Investment Strategies. The purpose of this one-year planning grant is to create a framework and a roadmap for the development of a large-scale technology-based intervention to promote math learning in two
generations. The core element of the intervention will be a series of software-based interactive learning activities that pre-K students and their parents/caregivers use together that develop math More

HIV Open Data Project Evaluation. The HIV Open Data Project is a multiphase endeavor funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) that seeks to address several known challenges associated with monitoring HHS-funded HIV prevention, treatment, and care services, including the lack of consistency among key indicators, an inability to summarize progress across HHS-funded programs, and a lack of interoperability among systems for reporting programmatic and fiscal data. This project is intended to inform planning activities in support of the HIV Open Data Project by evaluating the feasibility of data streamlining and harmonization strategies across HHS-funded HIV prevention, treatment, and care services. More

MCC Impact Evaluation Services in the Republic of Georgia. The Goal of MCC’s Compact with the Government of Georgia is to reduce rural poverty through better economic performance by improving the two main barriers to economic growth: a lack of reliable infrastructure and the slow development of businesses, particularly agribusiness.  More

Tracer Survey of Qualified Vocational Training Applicants. MCA-N has contracted with NORC to implement a Tracer Survey of Qualified Vocational Education and Training (VET) applicants. The objective of this survey is to collect high-quality data to support the impact evaluation of the training funded through the Vocational Training Grant Fund (VTGF) established by Millennium Challenge Account Namibia and through the Namibia Training Authority's (NTA's) National Training Fund (NTF). The impact evaluation will use a matching, a double difference and a single difference approach, and will focus on the impact on income and employment outcomes.
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Headlines

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Contacts

Ronald J. Jurek

(312) 759-2386

Jeffrey Hackett

(312) 759-4266

NORC Experts

Ronald J. Jurek

Ronald J. Jurek
Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations