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Values and Principles

Independence

Independence

We are loyal to scientific methods and processes. We share results without any manipulation. We serve the truth.

Inquisitive environment

Inquisitive environment

With a belief that only a better opinion/method/suggestion wins, we foster an environment in which questioning, investigating, and learning are highly encouraged.

Utilization-focused

Utilization-focused

In our evidence generation efforts, we prioritize the optimization of utilizing evidence by the intended users for their intended purposes.

Rigorous methods

Rigorous methods

We make no compromises in the science of research. We always choose the best available method to answer the question at hand and transparently acknowledge our limitations.

Pragmatism

Pragmatism

We opt for pragmatism in most circumstances. Whenever there is a tradeoff, we optimize the balance between scientific rigor and practical applicability.

Belief in the power of evidence

Belief in the power of evidence

We inform decision-makers by providing evidence that is collected and interpreted using the right methods, over any other source to inform decision-makers.

Continuous learning

Continuous learning

We treat every engagement as an opportunity to learn and find better ways of doing things.

Collaborative engagement

Collaborative engagement

We treat research as a collaborative process in which users, methods, scientists, and reality come together in the search for and/or the revelation of truth.