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Ensuring that all voices are included in NORC research.

The Center on Equity Research (CER) conducts research to advance equity through the development, implementation and dissemination of high quality, inclusive and equitable social science research methods. The CER also provides methodological advice to ensure that NORC gathers rigorous data that includes and represents a diversity of people, their thoughts, and experiences.

The CER exemplifies NORC’s commitment to the highest standards of academic excellence, science, research innovation, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We know that rigorous and comprehensive research is inclusive, fairer, more impartial, and generates potent and meaningful policy recommendations.

CER Leads

DREI Scholars Program

The Diversity, Racial Equity & Inclusion Scholars Program is an opportunity for early career scholars to engage in critical research under the supervision of NORC expert staff, build skills, and participate in a robust mentoring and career networking program.

Center on Equity Research Experts

Discover Our Research

Strengthening our organization and industry by advancing high-quality, inclusive, and equitable research.


NORC EquityCorps: Ashani Johnson-Turbes and Vince Welch

This episode features our interviewers, Ashani Johnson-Turbes and Vince Welch. 


NORC EquityCorps: Michelle Johns

This episode features Michelle Johns, who has over 15 years of experience serving as a researcher, educator, and champion of LGBTQ+ health equity.

Strengthening Our Organization and Industry by Advancing High-Quality, Inclusive, and Equitable Research

NORC Article

The Center on Equity Research integrates inclusive and equitable research and practice across NORC.

Access Plays a Key Role in Pre-K Enrollment

NORC Article

NORC’s evaluation of Chicago Public Schools’ efforts to make access to school-based pre-K more equitable illustrates the importance of access.

California Communities Mental Health Services Survey

Informing efforts to make mental health services more accessible for diverse populations


California Department of Public Health, Office of Health Equity

Farm and Food Workers Relief Initiative

Distributing more than 88,000 COVID relief payments to farmworkers affected by the pandemic


National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Association