Public & Private Agencies

CD-DIAL (Community Developmentā€“Data Information and Analysis Laboratory)


CD-DIAL works with communities, organizations, and state and local agencies to assist and build decision-making capacity in these groups, especially as they collect and use information about their local population members or the constituents they serve.

We conduct surveys through mail, online and telephone surveys. We work with stakeholders from conceptualizing the survey (i.e. questionnaire development, sampling, etc.) up to report writing/presentation of the result. We work closely with the client. The team gathers and analyzes the data, writes the report, and presents the results as requested by the client.

CD-DIAL can produce mailing lists if needed.  We can perform quantitative and qualitative analysis of data as well as spatial representation of data in the form of GIS maps.

Audience: Organizations, local governments, and state and local agencies

Sponsor/Provider: Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach, Institute for Design Research and Outreach, College of Design

Estimated Fee: Costs dependent on scope and duration of project.

Fees for community assessment work are figured on an individual basis, depending on sample size, data-gathering technique, and degree of analysis requested. The community has an option to self-distribute the survey to the respondents to decrease the cost. Typically, costs range from $5,000 to $15,000.

Location: Anywhere in Iowa

Availability: CD-DIAL is now accepting inquiries for upcoming projects.

Delivery Schedule: Length of project varies based on scope of work, and typically requires several months.

Nora Ladjahasan
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