The Colorado Lab focuses on the power of research to inform decisions, drive actions, and improve services. We support state and local agencies, philanthropic funders, and community partners.

    For sub-awards on projects where the prime funder is the State of Colorado, indirect costs are capped at 15% pursuant to a Master Task Order.

    We suggest you contact the Lab when any one of the following is true:

      You want research partners who take a family- or problem-centered approach to policy implementation.

      You seek to identify and meet the needs of people who are served through multiple government systems (e.g., public benefits, corrections, housing, and education).

      You recognize the information you need requires integrated data across public systems.

      You require cross-agency or state-local partnerships to address a concern, challenge, or research question (e.g., system-involved youth or highly-mobile families).

      You value the power of data in informing your funding strategies.

      You seek a sustainable process for evaluating the impact of your investments.

      You need actionable research to guide decisions related to one of the Governor’s priority areas:

      Move electric grid to renewable sources by 2040

      Foster an economy that works for everyone

      Fulfill every child's potential regardless of zip code

      Save Coloradans money on healthcare

      Reduce recidivism for adults and juveniles

      Prevention/intervention: child welfare, justice-involved youth

      Cross-system solutions for Coloradans

      You need a matchmaker – we can connect you to our network of researchers at universities and research firms throughout Colorado and across the country.

      Call for External Research Partners

        The Colorado Lab is looking for external researcher partners to support us in executing our deliverable-based projects with state and local partners and promoting knowledge-building through peer-reviewed publication and other scholarly dissemination.

        Tell us your interests. We want to ensure that we are cultivating mutually beneficial partnerships with the research community. If you are interested in collaborating with the Colorado Lab, please let us know a little about you, your interests, and availability by completing this brief questionnaire. We will review your responses and be in touch with potential opportunities.

        Current opportunities. We have two specific opportunities available in the coming months: 1) implementation science support for the Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation program; and 2) statistician/methodologist consultant to review research designs of studies targeted for the Title IV-E Prevention Services.