Welcome to OPAR!

Welcome to GTRI's Office of Policy Analysis and Research, better known as OPAR. Founded in 2004, we are an applied public policy research team focused on understanding science, technology, and innovation (STI) policy at state, national, and international levels. In concert with our research, we strive to engage technologists and policymakers in authentic dialogue about STI topics such as health informatics, STEM education, and advanced manufacturing.

As of summer 2011, we are excited to be offering more of our research and activities online. Through our STI Policy Explorer, we are now able to make our state-level STI policy data available for members of the policy-making community, technology business, as well as researchers. This tool is still in early development, so we invite and welcome your feedback.

Thank you for visiting our website. Stay in touch and come back soon!

Best regards,
Marlit Hayslett
Director