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Data science is used to "unify statistics, data analysis, machine learning and their related methods" to "understand and analyze actual phenomena" using data. (Hayashi, Chikio, 1996. "What is Data Science? Fundamental Concepts and a Heuristic Example").

Analytics Exchange

A community of practice for data analysts across City agencies that has since grown to over 800 members at more than 60 agencies.

Data Software For Social Good

To broaden the community that has grown around the project, we are retiring the use of the “Open Data Kit” brand and forming a new umbrella organization, Data Software For Social Good (DSFSG). DSFSG aims to enable collaboration within the data software for social good ecosystem and welcome a diverse and independent set of member projects.

The Observatory on Social Media

To improve the study of the impact of the internet on democracy by increasing the scale, quality and availability of social media data

Climate Modeling in Colombia

In a cross-sector partnership led by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the Colombian Ministry of Agriculture, The Clima y Sector Agropecuario Colombiano (Colombian Climate and Agricultural Sector; CSAC) provides meteorological data to farmers along with data on the economics and agronomy of rice cultivation.

Data Maturity Framework

Want to know if your organization is ready to start a data-driven social impact project? See where you are in our data maturity framework and how to improve your organizational, tech, and data readiness.

Housing Data Coalition

The Housing Data Coalition (HDC) is a group of individuals and organizations who collaborate on their use of public data to further housing justice in New York City.

Blueprint

"A tool to help Democratic campaigns sift through data on hundreds of millions of people across the U.S....It will help campaigns decide who to call, text, email and target with digital advertisements during this contentious and unprecedented election year and beyond."

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