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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.

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 of 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.

 
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