Vision & Mission

Vision Statement 

The Center for Social and Behavioral Research (CSBR) at the University of Northern Iowa will be a leading academic organization dedicated to advancing, applying and facilitating high standards of social and behavioral research practice for a wide variety of audiences within the university and across community, state and national arenas.


Mission Statement

CSBR is committed to enhancing social and behavioral research support to scholars and public agencies for research, service, and educational activities. The center conducts original survey research, qualitative data collection, and data analysis that inform scholarship and public policy decision-making. Objective research and consultation are provided through:

  • Partnership: Establishing and developing research relationships, both within the University and with external public policy makers, researchers, and not-for-profit agencies locally, nationally, and internationally; and
  • Research Excellence: Designing and providing quality research by adhering to the highest ethical standards and professional best practices.

Also browse the CSBR's  strategic goals