Evaluation Services Center

Data and evidence-based research can change lives, systems, and communities.

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What We Do

UC’s Evaluation Services Center team has the knowledge, expertise, and experience to serve as your evaluation and research partner with particular subject matter expertise in public health, education, and social justice.

Collaborative Process

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We collaborate with community and academic partners to solve real-world problems. Our early involvement in a project or program can increase opportunities for successful funding, improve overall study design, identify areas for improvement, and maximize the integrity and reporting of the results.

Independent Evaluation

We have operated as an independent research and evaluation center within the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services at the University of Cincinnati since 1996. We provide rigorous data collection and statistical analysis for many local, state and national partners, including University of Cincinnati colleges and programs requiring their own independent evaluation.

Community Transformation

Our work is designed to meet the unique needs of partners who want to achieve meaningful, real-world outcomes. Simply put, we use data to tell your story and amplify your impact. By making data-driven decisions, your program or social innovation is driven by meaningful program improvement and policy development to transform individual lives, systems, and communities.

Applied Research

Our experts provide quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods assessments to deliver a full picture of your program’s results. With over 25 years of experience as part of a major research university, we are a team of applied researchers with a strong reputation for quality work. Partnering with a variety of government and community organizations, our areas of expertise include public health, education, and social justice.

Our Mission

Our mission is to harness the power of data to promote thriving individuals and communities through partnership and evaluation science. You can view our team members on the "Team Members" tab. You can learn more about our services on the "Services" tab.


In collaborating with UCESC from the proposal stage to the present, we have found the staff to be professional, dedicated to the highest standards, open to discussion and generally wonderful to work with throughout the process. Their continued support and feedback have been incredibly helpful in refining the project and making everything work more smoothly, even during COVID.

Denise Robertson, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Kentucky University