Frequently Asked Questions
What is NARI?
NARI stands for the Nebraska Applied Research Institute. NARI will address problems with potential financial, security, or life-threatening consequences for business and government organizations through high consequence systems support.
What areas of focus does NARI work on?
Why these three areas?
These areas of expertise reflect a growing need across business and government in the U.S. and abroad. A strong foundation of knowledge in these areas already exists at UNO. NARI will work with experts on-campus and off-campus to leverage that expertise in finding solutions to the problems faced in both business and industry.
What is an example of a project NARI might work on?
NARI is already working with experts from UNO’s nationally-ranked Emergency Management program and UNMC’s iEXCEL program to establish a simulation lab that will facilitate multi-agency emergency management response and training for high-impact situations that would be impossible to simulate in real life.
Is NARI a UNO institute?
NARI is a University of Nebraska Development Corporatin Institute that is principally based at UNO.
Where can I find NARI?
Currently, NARI is located in the Scott Technology Center (6825 Pine St., Omaha, NE, 68106) but will eventually move to a building formerly owned by First Data Corporation (6902 Pine St., Omaha, NE, 68106) that is now owned by UNO. You can contact NARI at email@example.com.
How will/does NARI work?
By leveraging UNO strengths and contracting with specialized researchers, NARI will build teams of experts to solve clients’ pressing problems.
How is NARI funded?
Initially, NARI is being funded through support from the University of Nebraska. The expectation is to be fully self-funded through client contracts as soon as possible.
How is this different than other institutes, like the Peter Kiewit Institute?
NARI is an applied research institute working directly with businesses and government agencies to offer deliverable solutions to high-impact problems that will protect lives. Institutes like PKI are home to academic units focused on advancing knowledge through research, scholarship, and innovation.
Unlike other applied research institutes that exist across the country, NARI alone specializes in the three core areas of data science, cybersecurity, and modeling, simulation and visualization.
Will NARI work with other institutions both inside and outside of Nebraska?
Absolutely. This UNO institute welcomes collaboration with other institutions.
My organization is interested in NARI’s services. Where do I start?
NARI is actively seeking business and government organizations to work with. Questions regarding NARI can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am a researcher who wants to work with NARI, where do I start?
Positions for researchers will be posted on the UNO employment site once a project is initiated. For questions on active job searches, please email NARI at email@example.com