Data science for social good

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").


Øptimus predicts future consumer and constituent behavior using our proprietary software for data modeling, scientific testing, and audience targeting.

Advocacy Assembly

Advocacy Assembly is the world's only free online training platform for human rights activists, campaigners and journalists, offering multimedia courses on data visualisation, data gathering and analysis, human rights documentation, journalism and media skills.

Beyond Uptake leverages Uptake's people, technology and expertise to address the world's most pressing problems.

Census Hard to Count Maps

Mapping Hard to Count (HTC) Communities for a Fair and Accurate 2020 Census

City Data Sharing Toolkit

Future Cities Catapult has developed a City Data Sharing Toolkit. The toolkit includes tools, approaches and resources for local authorities sharing non-personal 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.

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Contracts for Data Collaboration

to address the inefficiencies of developing contractual agreements for public-private data collaboration

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Data 4 Change

The event is a 5-day design sprint where multidisciplinary teams consisting of the best local, regional and international talent in data, design, journalism and technology are teamed up with NGOs that collect data.

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Data 4 Good Conference UK

The conference will connect leaders and practitioners to explore how non-profits are adapting and excelling in an increasingly data-driven world.

Data Analysts for Social Good

We are the place where social sector professionals gain the data skills they need to succeed.

Data Haven

At DataHaven, our mission is to improve quality of life by collecting, interpreting and sharing public data for effective decision-making

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.

Data Points

Each week we’ll examine a particular example of data use in government.

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We collaborate with governments to facilitate better discovery of data, to make data available while protecting privacy, and to perform advanced analytics on data.

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Harnessing the power of data science in the service of humanity.


Flowminder Foundation is a registered non-profit entity based in Stockholm, Sweden, Our mission is to improve public health outcomes by working with NGOs and government agencies with method development, capacity building, and implementation and scaling of processes relating to collecting, aggregating, analyzing, and disseminating anonymized mobile phone location data and satellite data.

Harvard’s Malaria Tracking Research

Researchers used satellite and cell phone data to map how malaria spreads throughout Namibia and show where elimination efforts have the greatest impact.

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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.

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NYC Poverty Data Research Fellow

Fellows will work closely with PRU staff to support multiple research projects including statistical data analysis and monitoring the poverty reduction effects of the city’s anti-poverty initiatives.

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Open Cities Lab

Open Cities Lab is a non-profit open and non-partisan organisation that combines the use of action research, co-design, data science, and technology with civic engagement, to enable the development of inclusive cities and urban spaces.

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Pew Research Center data

Pew Research Center makes most of its datasets available for download once reporting has been completed for a given study. Here's how to find and access our data.

Policing Inequity Database

Data and tools for law enforcement agencies and social science researchers; helping communities be stronger through data and dialog.


Data Science Consulting for Smart Products and Effective Strategy

Powered by Data

Our mission is to maximize the availability and impact of data for public good.

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Preteckt studies vehicle data from buses to predict system failures at least 48 hours before the Check Engine light is activated and the bus must be removed from service. Preteckt’s insights have the potential to reduce time spent on maintenance, prevent service disruptions and reduce fleet costs.

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Supernormal explored an algorithm that integrates social equity as a key variable in prioritizing infrastructural replacements and repairs.

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Supernormal is an architecture, urban design, and research firm investigating the inevitable overlap of cultural and digital practice.

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The Impact Lab

We're launching the analytics platform for smarter social services.

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

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