About the UDRC

 

History 

The Utah Data Research Center was created in 2017, with the passage of Senate Bill 194, and signed into law under 35A-14. We integrate data from:

  • Utah System of Higher Education
  • Utah System of Technical Colleges
  • Utah State Board of Education
  • Utah Department of Health
  • Utah Department of Workforce Services

The data provided from our partner agencies constitute the "P20W" pipeline. P20W captures the behavior of individuals starting in early childhood, through primary and secondary schools, higher education and lastly as they enter the workforce. The data are stored on an annual basis and are considered, as a set, longitudinal-allowing for the study of long term patterns.

Our research provides objective insights into public policy queries, to help decision makers find meaningful and impactful solutions to the issues facing the state of Utah. The Utah Data Research Center significantly decreases the cost our partners and key stakeholders to receive data and analyses, by leveraging technology resources to create efficiencies in the exchange and release of data-between agencies and external requestors.

The Utah Data Research Center produces "data products" and "data as a product."

Data products include:

  • Academic-quality research
  • Reports
  • Dashboards
  • Presentations
  • Narratives
  • Interactive visualizations

Our data products help communicate complex ideas in easily understood formats to aide interested parties in making data-informed decisions. Data as a product is a simpler and more efficient way to access the P20W data, helping ensure access only by approved external researchers to conduct and provide answers to research within, and potentially extending beyond, the P20W domain.

We employ researchers, data communication, security and privacy experts, software engineers, and project managers to achieve the mission of the Utah Data Research Center and support our partners and stakeholders. Our team is committed to maintaining a state-of-the-art data research system for the benefit of Utah's citizens.

Mission

The Utah Data Research Centers aims to conduct meaningful research to inform public policy initiatives; providing the platform for policymakers, practitioners and the general public to make data-informed decisions.

Vision

To create a world-class state of Utah data research platform to empower stakeholders.

 

UDRC Directors

Carrie Mayne
Director

 

 

 

Collin Peterson
Assistant Director

 

UDRC Team

jeremias
Jeremias Solari
Manager

skylar
Skylar Scott
Researcher

britnee
Britnee Johnston
Data Communications Coordinator

 

allison
Allison Stapleton-Shrivastava
Researcher

kelsey
Kelsey Martinez
Researcher

cory
Cory Stahle
Data Communications Coordinator

For questions please contact us at the following:
Jeremias Solari - 801-526-9728
Email: UDRC@utah.gov

General Governance and Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The general governance document for the Utah Data Research Center is a "living document" and is subject to change as described in the governance. The most up-to-date version is linked below.

Information regarding the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is linked below;

 
About the UDRC
Our data products help communicate
complex ideas in easily understood
formats to aide interested parties
make data-informed decisions.
Utah Data Research Center
140 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Email: UDRC@utah.gov