About Us

RATES, Research, Applied Technology, Education, and Service is a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit formed to promote and coordinate the collaborative and cooperative use of technology by and among colleges, high schools, public schools, community school districts, public and school libraries, health care facilities, government offices, businesses, health and educational professionals, other educational and community service organizations and community residents for the benefit of the collaborating organizations, their clients, and community residents.

Furthermore, RATES provides advanced information technology facilities and related services to participating organizations, either directly or through agreements and contracts with third party providers, and in connection with, to provide data, strengthen and expand services, including distance learning, teleconsulting between professionals, professional development, in-service training, collaborative research, engineering analysis, and access to shared databases.

Research, Applied Technology, Education, and Service also acts as a provider of data telemetry and telecommunications services and provide a local access point, technical assistance and training facilities in order to assist participating organizations in providing access to technology, including both physical access, particularly for persons with disabilities, and network planning and designing, technology implementations, monitoring and controlling network topology. 

Mission Statement

RATES is a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit Corporation formed to promote and coordinate the collaborative and cooperative use of technology by and among colleges, high schools, public schools, community school district, public and school libraries, health care facilities, government offices, businesses, health and educational professionals, other education and community service organizations and community residents for the benefit of the collaborating organizations, their clients, and community residents.

Services

Research, Applied Technology, Education, and Services (RATES), Inc. offers advanced information technology facilities and related services, including event based and real-time data acquisition and control systems with dynamic data analytics, to participating organizations, either directly or through third party providers, to address environmental and public safety issues with local, regional, and national significance and ensure regulatory compliance. With access to shared databases and through partnerships with institutions of higher learning, regulatory agencies, and regional public service departments, RATES’ provides in-service training and professional development programs and supports multidisciplinary and collaborative research. RATES’ serves as liaison between academic, commercial, governmental and nongovernmental entities to establish and manage cooperative public service programs (e.g. Stormwater Task Force, Flood Response and Resiliency Network).