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  • Center for Oral History
    Established in 1976 by the Hawai‘i State Legislature. COH preserves the recollections of Hawai‘i’s people through oral interviews and disseminates oral history transcripts to researchers, students, and the general community.
  • Center for Youth Research
    Established in 1964 to "promote the conditions for positive youth development," the Center for Youth Research contracts for research projects on youth-related issues, using a science practice model to integrate research and service. Additionally, it serves as an information bridge and liaison to community organizations.
  • Hui ‘Āina Momona
    The Hui ĎAina Momona is designed to transcend traditional academic boundaries and to focus on cross-disciplinary solutions to natural and cultural resource management, sustainability, and food security issues facing Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and other Indigenous communities integrating contemporary and traditional Hawaiian knowledge and practices.
  • The Office for Evaluation and Needs Assessment Services
    Conducts program evaluation and needs assessment research primarily for public and private non-profit programs. The Office provides continuing education and training, technical assistance and consultation, and opportunities to work with a multi-disciplinary team on complex public policy issues and programs.
  • Social Sciences Grant Development Office (GDO)
    The Grant Development Office (GDO) is the Social Science Research Institute provides assistance to faculty in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Manoa with identification of funding opportunities as well as the preparation and submission of grant proposals. Its mission is to make available specialized information, training, and administrative support which will allow faculty to more effectively compete for extramural funds.
  • Telecommunications And Social Informatics Program (TASI) /
    Pacific Health Informatics Data Center (PHIDC)
    The overarching mission of the TASI / PHIDC Program of the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) is to facilitate and conduct interdisciplinary and applied research in issues relating to accessible and affordable Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and telecommunication services in underserved and rural locations.
  • University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO)
    The mission of UHERO is to inform public and private sector decision making through rigorous, independent economic research on the people, environment, and economies of Hawaii and the Asia-Pacific region.