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OERC Current Projects


Industries of Ideas: Mapping and Accelerating Research-Led Economic Growth

The OERC is part of a new three-year, $4.5 million pilot funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. The pilot will develop novel approaches to assess the impact of investments made by the agency's Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) on regional firms and jobs in key technology areas. The pilot will initially focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and electric vehicles in Ohio to demonstrate the feasibility and value of the approach.

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Ohio Unemployment Insurance Claims Dashboard

The information on the Ohio Unemployment Insurance Claims dashboard is compiled by the Ohio Education Research Center (OERC) using Unemployment Insurance Claims (UI Claims) data from the Ohio Longitudinal Data Archive (OLDA), as collected by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The reported counts are the total number of UI claims in Ohio, excluding out-of-state residents. Counts represent the number of claims, i.e. multiple claims per person appear as multiple counts. To avoid re-identification, the OERC only reports results derived from 10 or more individuals. If only one category results in a count of less than 10, a secondary suppression rule is applied to the next smallest category.
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The Child Nutrition Data Project

The Child Nutrition Data Project is a data analytics project designed to better direct resources for meal assistance programs to public school districts in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The innovative project brings together unemployment claims data, education data, and food bank data in Ohio, to provide useful information to ensure children and their families across Ohio are meeting nutritional needs. This project was funded through a COVID-19 seed grant from The Ohio State University’s Office of Research.
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COVID-19: Impacts on Workforce and Education

The COVID-19 crisis has had an unprecedented impact upon the education and workforce systems in Ohio and the nation. The Ohio Education Research Center is conducting research and analyses to document and measure those impacts.
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Higher Education Outcomes

The OERC developed an interactive data visualization that displays the flow of graduates from Ohio’s public colleges and universities to Ohio’s workforce.

Archived Projects

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Applied Data Analytics Training at The Ohio State University

State and local agency professionals with a masters’ degree or above with some emphasis in a quantitative field (e.g. statistics, economics or computer science) or at least two years working in a hands-on, data-oriented field.
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Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program (CCMEP)

CCMEP is an effort to integrate Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to serve low-income Ohioans ages 14-24.