The Ohio Education Research Center (OERC) addresses critical issues of education practice and policy through a preschool-through-workforce research agenda. The OERC identifies and shares successful practices; responds to the needs educators and policymakers in Ohio and across the nation; and signals emerging trends.

The OERC provides access to research data through the Ohio Longitudinal Data Archive. The OLDA creates linkages between longitudinal workforce and educational records to measure the experiences of individuals from childhood through the workforce.

The OERC is headquartered at The Ohio State University and is coordinated by the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. The OERC works closely with partner universities, research organizations and government entities to fulfill its mission.