ASCEND: Advancing Science through Collaboration, Evidence, Networks and Data

ASCEND is a technology company that delivers data-based products and information resources for communities of interest. The ASCEND product suite provides innovative ways to collect, analyze, share, and distribute a body of knowledge in a dynamic collaborative manner.  


Our company's vision is to create advanced knowledge networks that transform data to better understand and improve lives.


In 2016, IMPAQ International, a public policy research and evaluation firm, created a private-sector division called IMPAQ Strategy. IMPAQ Strategy provided strategic consulting services related to data asset creation. Over the next three years, we partnered with a wide variety of clients in the medical specialty, nonprofit, and life science arenas (press release).

In 2019, IMPAQ launched ASCEND, a wholly-owned subsidiary, to meet the industries’ needs for innovative ways to collect, share, and distribute a body of knowledge in a dynamic collaborative manner (press release).

Since our beginning, we have expanded from our work in health to include the fields of workforce development, education, and other social programs allowing us to create advanced knowledge networks.


Our legal, registered name is Advanced Knowledge Networks, LLC. We are doing business as ASCEND.