Innovative Research Partners Details

Our Comprehensive Research Process

Research projects typically span 12–18 months and range from using one to several highly customized academic teams. Wharton faculty will work closely with you to identify and scope a project, recruit top researchers, and ensure the creation and delivery of implementable models.

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Opportunity

Identify a data or business challenge and work with WCA’s research team to scope potential projects.

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Legal Agreements

All parties sign the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) or the Data Provider Agreement (DPA).

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Data Transfer/Hosting

Transfer data through secure channels or grant direct access to your company’s secure environment.

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Call for Proposals

Co-host a webinar with WCA to announce the research opportunity and send out a call for proposals.

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Proposal Selection

A committee of Wharton faculty and staff vets a list of top proposals and presents to you for approval.

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Research

Selected teams execute their research proposals over the course of 9–12 months, checking in with you and WCA on a regular basis.

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Applied Research and Models

Researchers present findings at a research symposium and share code for new statistical models and instructions for implementation.

Beyond the Project

Work with researchers beyond the symposium to address further questions and assist with implementation.