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EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research

IT professionals and higher education leaders use ECAR research and analyses to predict, plan, and act on IT trends.


Core Data Service

Colleges and universities use CDS to benchmark their IT organizations and inform their IT strategic planning and management.

Programs and Resources

Address Top IT Issues

EDUCAUSE Top-Ten IT Issues and ECAR Top-Ten Strategic Technologies

Understand IT Needs

ECAR student and faculty research

Predict, Plan, and Act

ECAR research and analyses

Benchmark IT

CDS IT staffing, funding, and services

Dig Deeper with Data

Decision support based on EDUCAUSE data

EDUCAUSE Research Team

The Research Team provides services through ECAR and CDS. Research programs are guided by EDUCAUSE members, Board of Directors, Executive Team, advisory groups, and expert panels.

News and Events

The Changing Face of IT Service Delivery

Today's higher education IT organization may bear little resemblance to tomorrow's.

IT Service Desk Management Systems

Find out where they stand in today's higher education enterprise application market.

Calculating the Cost of Distributed IT Staff and Applications

The need to know and manage the total cost of IT across campus has never been greater.

User Authentication Technologies Beyond the Password

User authentication is an essential element of modern IT systems, yet understanding options and balancing requirements remain complex.

IPAS Evaluation and Assessment

This report compares and contrasts the evaluation and assessment experiences of four institutions that have recently launched IPAS projects.

Measure learning innovation with ELI's Seeking Evidence of Impact program.