Upcoming Report: Technology for Civic Data Integration

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, and developed as part of MetroLab’s Data Science and Human Services Lab, supported by the Annie E. Casey and Kresge Foundations.  

This report will provide guidance on information architecture and technical approaches for data integration. Much like MetroLab’s 2017 Ethical Guidelines for Applying Predictive Tools Within Human Services, the report will address a complex topic with digestible and practical perspectives for government officials, social sector employees, and university collaborators.  It will focus on an audience of stakeholders that are interested in establishing or strengthening their data-sharing and data integration activities.

Natalie Evans Harris, a nationally-recognized leader at the intersection of strategic data usage and policy, will serve as lead author, drawing from a core working group assembled by MetroLab, NNIP and AISP.

The report is expected to be released in October 2018. If you have any questions about this project or would like more information, please contact Stefania Nava.