The Population Research Center consists of three operational units that provide core services to research associates and their staff as well as demography students and postdoctoral fellows. The cores include: (1) an Administrative Support Core; (2) Data and Computing Core; and (3) a Program Development Core. Together these three cores facilitate and support a large, influential, and diverse program of research. Additionally, the NORC Library provides reference services and access to bibliographic services, demographic journals and books, and other reference materials.

  • The Administrative Support Core provides grant application preparation and administration services; desktop support services; dissemination services; work space; organizes the weekly Demography Workshop;and strengthens the research community of PRC associates.
  • The Information and Computing Core provides reliable, high performance computing services and a secure data enclave for researchers to access confidential micro data not otherwise available remotely. Additionally, as the home of the GIS Collaborative, the Core provides consultation for GIS and spatial analysis and maintains a GIS and demographic data archive.
  • The Program Development Core consists of an active program of pilot projects and infrastructure support for new faculty research and one day conferences and workshops.