Ohio State University Research Center Turns 50

The Ohio State University’s Center for Human Resource Research — known as the CHRR for those of us into brevity — will celebrate its fiftieth year as a pioneering research center in the development of survey methodology and as global leader in social science research. The CHRR has experience all over the world designing and managing research and policy studies.

The Center for Human Resource Research was founded in 1965 and is a multidisciplinary research center which is affiliated with the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Ohio State University. The CHRR researches a variety of contemporary problems related to developing and conserving human resources.

CHRR is responsible for designing survey instruments, overseeing field work, and generating and disseminating fully documented data sets to researchers in government, private research organizations, and universities around the world. These interests range from the production of substantive analyses of economic, social, and psychological aspects of individual labor market behavior to examining the impact of government programs and policies.

In addition to conducting a diverse number of surveys, CHRR staff members continue to contribute innovative applications of ideas and technology to the field of survey methodology.