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The National Institute for STEM Evaluation and Research (NISER) provides high quality evaluation, applied research and professional and data science support to clients in academic, non-profit, and private and public institutions. We are a transdisciplinary center with expertise in data use, postsecondary grant evaluation, and workforce development.

NISER has a professional network of professionals dedicated to collaborative services focused on implementation support, data use, and dissemination by stakeholders to support success and measure progress toward organizational and program goals.  NISER supports projects across multiple sectors, large- and small-scale programs, and brings subject matter experts together to provide a range of services to best serve our collaborators’ needs.

NISER, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Oyer, was founded in 2016 by Pamela Bishop and Sondra LoRe. NISER is housed at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in the Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development (ORIED) and reports to the Vice Chancellor for Research.

Contact us for more information on how we can work together to increase your funding chances and improve your program.