About

We analyse data like researchers.
We draw conclusions like decision-makers.
We think like the web.
We are Open Evidence

Open Evidence is a research and consulting firm working on social and behavioural sciences, ICTs and data science to facilitate informed decision-making in a wide variety of areas. Born within the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), the Open Evidence team is formed by professors, researchers and consultants with more than 20 years of experience in applied research and consultancy.

Open Evidence Research is an interdisciplinary research group within the UOC specialised in social and behavioural science.
Our objective is to understand and define patterns of behaviour that predict both individual and collective human activities in any context of the social sphere. In this sense, we conduct research in four specific areas:

  • Health.
  • Education.
  • Governance and citizenship.
  • Behavioural economics.

Open Evidence Consulting is a spin-off from the UOC offering its services to institutions and companies in need of our translational approach to promote informed decision-making in response to issues they face. Our approach is based on the following premises:

  • Openly presented and shared design and methodologies: our research design and methodologies are always transparent, replicable and openly shared with our clients and with the community of researchers and practitioners through consultation and validation processes.
  • Opening the black boxes: we open ‘black boxes’ of complex empirical models and of analytical econometric and statistical sophisticated techniques as to ensure that results of our ex-post data analysis or ex-ante modelling simulations are user-friendly and can be fully understood and challenged by a wide audience of policy makers and practitioners.
  • Opening stakeholders’ engagement and innovation: our approach is never technocratic and top-down but it tries and includes insights and knowledge from broadly defined stakeholders through open online engagement and consultation processes.

Do you want to work with us? Drop us an email explaining your background, motivations and objectives and we will value your case.

Are you a company or institution and want to know more about our services? Send us your queries, we will be glad to check them and get back to you in short.

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