The mission of the Methodology and Evaluation Research Core Facility (MERC) is to promote, sustain, and advance social and behavioral sciences research excellence at the University of Nebraska and beyond by providing state-of-the-art social and behavioral science methodological support and services. As a Nebraska Research Initiative (NRI) funded core facility, we provide services to multiple campuses, communities, state and local non-profit agencies, and private partners. The MERC Facility provides state of the art evaluation for federally funded projects, as well as consultation and services for sampling, data acquisition, and analysis in a collaborative environment of transdisciplinary research.
Our Vision: MERC is driven by a vision and philosophy of research enhancement through innovation and evaluation. Within this vision, transdisciplinary programs, interventions, and scientific research are strengthened and their broader societal impacts bolstered through the use of state of the art methodology and expert evaluation and consultation services.