DSaPP has developed a framework for collaborating with governments and nonprofits on data-driven policy projects that includes software, a project planning framework, and legal and technical paperwork templates. In addition to working on collaborative projects, a critical part of our work is helping individuals and organizations build internal data capacity through open source resources and training. Below are links to resources we have created over the years:
- “Scoping Data Science (for Social Good) Projects”
- Data Maturity Framework
- “What Makes a Good DSSG Project?”
Standardized legal documents for the different types of DSaPP collaborations can be found here.
As part of The University of Chicago, DSaPP complies with the industry standards for data security observed by many organizations. More information can be found here.
DSaPP works best with complete, raw, granular data from our partners. Below are two ways to arrange that:
- How to dump your database? (if you give us the data)
- What computational resources are needed? (if you keep the data and give DSaPP direct access)
Our Open Source Mission
DSaPP shares its tools and other resources with the aim of empowering other individuals and organizations to tackle social challenges with data science. These can be explored here.