CHRR at The Ohio State University is an interdisciplinary research center with a long history of projects funded by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Science Foundation, the State of Ohio, and a variety of foundations, agencies and research organizations around the world. Over the past ten years, we have brought in revenues of more than $100 million.

CHRR works with investigators from many colleges and departments at Ohio State, including the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Education and Human Ecology, Public Health, Social Work, Wexner Medical Center, College of Nursing, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Fisher College of Business, and Global Health One initiative (GOHi).

We have a staff of 60 multidisciplinary, cohesive, and low-turnover professionals who have extensive experience helping researchers design surveys, collect data, manage large datasets and integrate all phases of their research program into a coherent whole — we take pride in taking on the most challenging projects.

As experts in SURVEY SCIENCE we are here to help you make your research better.

At a Glance

CHRR has been innovating in survey research for more than 50 years and has pioneered:
  • State longitudinal data systems
  • Systems integration for survey research
  • Mobile data collection methods
  • Data analytics
  • Big data

CHRR’s research support staff has decades of experience conducting large and small scale surveys across a wide range of disciplines with background knowledge in economics, sociology, psychology, health, GIS, management information systems, and more. We also have significant experience with large administrative datasets, with the ability to match data from multiple sources, provide de-identified data for research, and create interactive dashboards and data visualizations.

A Sample of CHRR Surveys

National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS)

The NLS, sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Department of Labor, is the largest project at the center. These surveys gather information on the labor market experiences of American men and women, and have involved repeated interviews of more than 50,000 US residents since 1966. Each of the survey cohorts is a national sample in a specific age range, selected and weighted so researchers can draw conclusions about the nation’s population. The surveys provide researchers with the opportunity to study large panels of men, women, and children over significant segments of their lives.

NLS services

American Population Panel (APP)

CHRR is home to the American Population Panel, with more than 37,000 members who actively participate in social science and health related studies. The APP is a resource to help researchers target various population subgroups and match potential participants to study goals, with the option for longitudinal follow-up. All panel members are age 18 or older and U.S. residents.

APP services

The Ohio Study

The Ohio Study, also known as The Adolescent Health and Development in Context (AHDC) project, collects information on how children spend their time outside of the home and school: where they go, who they spend time with, and what they do when not in home or school. Adolescents who get involved with drugs, violence, or risky sexual activity typically do so when they are not at home or in school, so it is important to understand how this time is used differently across families and communities. 

Ohio Study Services

Well-Being Survey

The Well-Being survey was sponsored by The Columbus Foundation to understand how Columbus, Ohio residents are doing individually and as a community. The research team believes this survey can provide critical information to understand how Columbus residents can be better supported to achieve their full potential.

Well-being survey services

Rapid Coronavirus Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPI) Survey in Ethiopia 

The goals of this project include: providing the government and other healthcare stakeholders in Ethiopia with actionable communications strategies around NPIs to mitigate Covid-19 and to encourage WHO and other global health actors to prioritize community and national communications as part of pandemic preparedness. 

COVID Survey services

Higher Education Survey

The Higher Education survey focuses on people’s political attitudes and their views of higher education. The information from this survey will help researchers understand the public’s level of support for different university activities. The pretest began in fall of 2019 in six states: Ohio, West Virginia, California, Florida, New York and Texas.

Higher Education Survey Services