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About University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs Applied Research Collection

The University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs Applied Research Collection contains policy-relevant research and evaluation generated by faculty, staff, and students. SPA’s applied research is intended to improve policy outcomes and decision-making for government and nonprofit leaders and others working for the public good in Colorado and beyond. Applied research and evaluation at SPA is generated through the work of the following entities: 

  • The SPA Institute  
  • The Center for Education Policy Analysis  
  • The Center for Local Government Research and Training 
  • The Center on Network Science 
  • The Criminology and Criminal Justice Research Initiative 
  • The Workshop on Policy Process Research
  • The Wirth Chair in Sustainable Development 
  • The Center on Domestic Violence

In addition, this collection may reflect individual faculty applied research projects and student work products.