Elder Research is a recognized leader in data science consulting. We partner with commercial clients and government agencies to deliver value through analytic consulting and actionable solutions to business problems.

Our Mission

To provide our clients with analytic consulting that enhances our client's mission while maintaining a culture that values learning, humility, and work-life balance.


We enable organizations to successfully extract value from their data and resources by delivering the most trusted and valuable strategy, training, and analytic solutions in the industry.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the most trusted and sought after analytic consulting firm in the industry with a diversity of experience that allows us to serve the best interests of our clients.

Why Elder Research?

We take an interdisciplinary approach to predictive analytics consulting, drawing from cutting-edge academic research and decades of successful experience in the engineering, finance, statistics, and software development fields. We value creativity, engagement, and organizational understanding as well as technical expertise. We are constantly learning, and it is the quality of our people as much as the power of our analytics solutions that delivers value for our clients.


Elder Research is the most experienced consultancy specializing in data science and advanced analytics solutions. We create a sustainable competitive advantage for clients by combining creative people, proven systems engineering, and custom software to deliver actionable solutions that transform data into business value. Elder Research can provide analytics consulting support throughout the journey—from training and mentoring, to creating stand-alone analytic solutions, to helping build a team to develop solutions in-house.  We solve business problems as well as data problems. 

Founded in 1995 by Dr. John Elder, Elder Research is headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, with offices in Washington DC, Baltimore, Maryland, Raleigh, North Carolina, and London, England.

Our commercial experience includes analytic engagements for industry leaders such as Capital One, Solidworks, Hewlett-Packard, British Petroleum, GEICO, John Hancock, Oppenheimer Funds, Target, nTelos, DentaQuest and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. Our experience in consulting with the federal government includes multi-year contracts to provide analytics services to many agencies including the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Social Security Administration, the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, and others. Our contract vehicles with the General Services Administration (GSA) make Elder Research a preferred vendor for many government organizations. 

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