Data Collection and Management

Finding new sources of travel data

Traditional traffic surveys are expensive and can disrupt travelers and traffic flow. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is interested in evaluating new methods for collecting travel data in...

Does voice control add to distracted driving?

Increasingly, drivers are using voice control systems to tell the devices in their cars what to do, whether it’s dialing a phone number, getting directions, or even turning up...

Helping states improve IDEA data quality

The Office of Special Education Programs has modified its approach to state accountability and is emphasizing data-based improvement planning for systemic change. With this new results-driven accountability model, states...

What's the accumulated cancer risk from where you've lived?

The environment in which one lives can affect the risk of developing cancer. Risks and exposures vary by region and by neighborhood. Epidemiologists concerned with describing the totality of...

Does cancer screening save lives?

Questions about the efficacy of screening are key to impacting cancer morbidity and mortality. The Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial was designed by the National...

Providing expertise to researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

When the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) needed experts in data management and biostatistics support for its many research studies, it turned to Westat.

Protecting patients through a network of patient safety databases

The U.S. does not have a national system for tracking and analyzing medical errors, making it difficult to assess and improve patient safety. However, that’s changing as Westat helps...

Helping NCI's Cancer Trials Support Unit

Every year, more than 25,000 patients and thousands of researchers participate in the National Cancer Institute (NCI) clinical trials program. Westat has been helping NCI’s Cancer Trials Support Unit...

Helping young people move out of foster care

Foster youth who “age out” of the child welfare system, known as transition-age youth, face education, employment, health, and mental health challenges exacerbated by a lack of support networks...

Pooling and harmonizing data to answer questions about cancer

Many questions about cancer etiology, especially for rare cancers and cancer subtypes, can only be addressed with studies using large sample sizes. As a practical alternative to the challenge...

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