Center for Public Affairs Research
As a research and community outreach unit in the UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service, CPAR seeks to provide and support the collection and wide dissemination of public affairs knowledge locally and nationally to directly improve the quality of lives of residents of Nebraska or support the capacity of other agencies to do so.
The values of objectivity, integrity, and clarity guide the work we do.
Data Analysis and Dissemination
CPAR is the lead agency for the Nebraska State Data Center, as a result, we have access to and the ability to organize and interpret Census data for your particular needs. In addition, we house various other federal and state data sets. We also collect original data, such as the Omaha Conditions Survey. Our staff has the skills to help you collect, analyze, interpret and visualize your data as well.
We share interesting data and stories on our newsfeed, facebook and twitter. Like us and stay informed about #NebraskaByTheNumber and CPAR events.
On-Campus Training and Workshops
We provide one-on-one or small-group training workshops and webinars on popular data tools such as American FactFinder. The Census Bureau considers our Annual Data User Conference to be one of the longest-running and best-attended such conferences in the nation.
State Policy Research
The college’s Nebraska State Policy Initiative allows us to partner with UNO faculty to compile policy databases and write and publish reports, articles, books and briefs on policy issues in the state.