High-quality evidence is fundamental for decision makers tasked with developing and implementing programs and policies to improve public well-being. For these audiences and others concerned with evidence-based decision making, the Center for Improving Research Evidence (CIRE) provides expertise in designing, conducting, and using a range of scientific research and evaluation approaches in varied settings. Building on more than 40 years of experience conducting a wide range of high-quality, applied research using cutting-edge qualitative and quantitative methods, CIRE is uniquely positioned to bridge the gap between policy research and practice.
CIRE is driven by a mission to:
- BUILD capacity to understand and use evidence
- PLAN rigorous and relevant evaluations
- IMPROVE research methods and standards