Overview of TRI's Centers and Projects

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Overview of TRI's Centers and Projects

TRI focuses on three fields - Education, Health, and Human Services. Our staff are organized into eight Centers, and our Grants Management Office (all listed below). We also manage the WOU Sponsored Research Office. Staff at TRI work across Centers depending on the needs of our current projects. Each project that comes into TRI is assigned to a specific Center based on the project's primary requirements. All projects receive the benefits and expertise of TRI as a whole.

For more information about the current work at TRI, click on the Center icons, or any of the projects below each Center.

Center on Deaf-Blindness

CDB coordinates and provides technical assistance and services at state and national levels to improve the lives of people who are deaf-blind, their families, and those who serve them.


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 Center on Early Learning

Center on Early Learning works to improve the quality of care and education available to all young children and their families in order to promote optimal development and full inclusion.



Center on Educator Preparation and Effectiveness

CEPE increases educators' effectiveness through evidence-based project evaluation; local, regional and national professional development; training, and educator resources and research.


Child Development Center

TRI-CDC provides quality care and education for children 30 months to 10 years of age, paving the way for success throughout the child's school years and beyond.


Education Evaluation Center

EEC provides Learning Disability Assessments for children, college students and adults, including written reports of the diagnosis, recommendations and accommodations needed to help individuals succeed.


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Center for Health and Human Services

Center for Health and Human Services (CHHS) works to support public health initiatives that enhance and strengthen the health of families and communities. CHHS provides consultation, program development and evaluation for community organizations and state and national public health efforts.


Center on Research, Evaluation & Analysis

CREA (formerly known as ERGo) has a lengthy history of conducting quality and cost-effective evaluation and research projects for public and private agencies across Oregon, the Northwest, and nationally.


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Technology & Information Management Services

TIMS provides a variety of technical services and supports, including: web and mobile application development; data collection; analysis and reporting; database design; graphic design; and consultation.


Grants Management Office

The mission of the Grants Management Office is to promote and provide access to extramural funding for projects and programs as well as provide administrative and fiscal assistance to the The Research Institute and Western Oregon University. The GMO is committed to providing exemplary service to all team members.


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