CTG's research agenda produces and disseminates new knowledge about how information and technology strategies can be used to foster government innovation and improve public services. Our research projects focus on significant questions in public administration, organizational studies, information science, public policy, and managerial practice. We bring together researchers from many disciplines to study problems from multiple perspectives and using multiple research methods.
For research staff and partners, CTG’s projects provide rich data and research venues to study contemporary public problems and complex organizational settings. For students, these projects offer experiential learning opportunities to develop and hone their skills. In addition, they provide access to valuable research data for theses and dissertations in their fields of study.
Research sponsors include both US and international funders such as the US National Science Foundation, the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Mexican National Council of Science and Technology, the United Nations, the World Bank, the US Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, and others.
CTG is closely engaged to the teaching and research missions of the University at Albany. CTG staff continue to develop and teach courses within the nationally ranked GISM concentration at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy and also have a strong teaching and mentoring partnership with the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Information Science.