Welcome to the IRA Lab

The mission of the Information Research and Analysis (IRA) Lab is to advance best practices in research and analysis methods and to facilitate the interdisciplinary research endeavors of the faculty, staff, and students within the College of Information (COI). However, we extend our reach beyond COI by way of a web-based repository of best practices and techniques and offering fee-based services to non-profit and for-profit organizations.

The objectives of the IRA Lab are to:

  • Provide methodology guidance to enhance COI faculty, staff, and student research.
  • Develop a repository of research and analysis methodology knowledge that can be accessed via the Web.
  • Support the specific research areas of the COI faculty.
  • Provide COI faculty, staff, and students with remote access to research and analysis tools



Please check our Spring Semester Lab Hours (January 20 – May 8).