Welcome to the Bureau of Sociological Research (BOSR)

Research done well

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Completed projects for faculty, staff and students


Completed projects for the State of Nebraska and other entities


Grants in progress


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BOSR has provided research assistance to University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty, departments, administrative units and students since 1964. Operating as a "one-stop research shop" in Oldfather Hall, BOSR develops and manages mail, web, telephone and in-person surveys as well as 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 learn more about our projects, staff and services.

The people at BOSR are wonderful. They have always been flexible and eager to work on my projects, even when those projects were small and quirky. They provided excellent advice on research design, administered the projects efficiently and with good cheer, and consistently came in on budget. They have been an invaluable resource.

John HibbingPolitical Science Faculty Member

“The Bureau of Sociological Research has been amazing partner with the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources as we developed our framework for transforming graduate education in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.”

Tiffany Heng-MossDean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

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