Welcome to the Bureau of Sociological Research (BOSR)

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Welcome to the Bureau of Sociological Research (BOSR)


The Bureau of Sociological Research (BOSR) has provided a range of research services for faculty, departments, administrative units, and students at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln since it was established in 1964. We are a one-stop survey research shop that collects data to help answer important questions facing society.

Located in Oldfather Hall on the University of Nebraska - Lincoln’s city campus, BOSR supports a number of projects that use mail surveys, web surveys, telephone interviewing, in-person interviews and focus groups. Whether you are a researcher looking to find out more about the services we provide or a study participant wanting to know more about the surveys we are conducting, we invite you to take some time to become acquainted with our projects, staff and services.