Data Science and Human Services Lab

In 2017, MetroLab launched its Data Science and Human Services Lab, as an effort to bring together academics, city and county practitioners, and non-profit leaders to consider the issues at the intersection of technology, analytics solutions, and human services deployment.

Upcoming Report- Technology for Civic Data Integration

 

Supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, MetroLab Network is partnering with the the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) and Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy (AISP) to co-develop a new report on Understanding the Information Architecture for Civic Innovation, Research, and Evaluation.

 

The aim is to better equip states and local governments that seek to integrate data to improve services through evidence-based policy-implementation, research, and collaboration.  The report will have a particular focus on human and social services, drawing from NNIP and AISP’s long-standing leadership in the field.

 

To learn more, please see our blog post.

 

Note: This research is being funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. We thank them for their support but acknowledge that the findings and conclusions that may be presented in this report are those of the authors alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Foundation.

Report- First, Do No Harm: Ethical Guidelines for Applying Predictive Tools Within Human Services

 

Supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the “First, Do No Harm: Ethical Guidelines for Applying Predictive Tools Within Human Services” report addresses the use of predictive risk modeling in human services, an emergent practice that aims leverage technology and analytics to supplement human service providers in their work. The report is meant to serve as a guide for practitioners, a resource for local government leaders, and a conversation-starter for advocates and stakeholders.

 

Official Press Release- linked here.

 

Report: “First, Do No Harm: Ethical Guidelines for Applying Predictive Tools Within Human Services

 

Note: This research was funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. We thank them for their support but acknowledge that the findings and conclusions presented in this report are those of the authors alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Foundation.

January 2017 – Workshop Materials and Information

This Lab kicked off  workshop on January 17th and 18th in Seattle supported by the City of Seattle and the University of Washington.

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