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May 29, 2019

An April 2018 public deliberation event in Vancouver, British Columbia brought together 23 members of the public to elicit informed and civic-minded advice regarding the sharing and use of linked data for research. Over the course of two weekends, participants learned...

April 29, 2019

In 2002, the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) announced a new district-wide admissions process that placed more emphasis on student choice and created over 100 new small schools to improve the high school educational experiences of students in the lowest...

March 29, 2019

A pro-active approach

Limited funding for child welfare services and related prevention efforts forces difficult choices and can have tragic consequences. It has also contributed to a climate in which policy decisions regarding the safety of children and families are of...

February 27, 2019

The latest issue of the International Journal of Population Data Science (IJPDS), released in January 2019, features innovative uses of linked administrative data, including the two Best Paper awardees from our 2nd annual ADRF Network Research Conference in Washin...

January 30, 2019

Earlier this month, AISP’s Director of Training Amy Hawn Nelson and MSW intern Emily Berkowitz attended Data for Black Lives II (D4BL)—a two-day conference on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Over 200 data scientists, programmers, activists, and elected offi...

October 30, 2018

The Data Curation Network held its first Specialized Data Curation Workshop on October 17-18, 2018 in Henderson, Nevada. The ADRF Network spoke with Lisa Johnston from the University of Minnesota, Cynthia Hudson Vitale from Penn State University, and Wendy Kozlowski fr...

The International Journal of Population Data Science (IJPDS) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles on all aspects of research, development and evaluation specifically connected with data about people and populations. IJPDS is the official pub...

April 29, 2018

This past week, the Population Association of America (PAA) held its annual conference in Denver. For those who are not familiar, PAA is the largest demography and population studies conference in the country. Its annual conference draws an interdisciplinary audience t...

March 29, 2018


Justin Denney is Associate Professor and the William Julius Wilson Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Washington State University. We spoke to him about his work using electronic health records in Houston and Washington State, and his experience working with admi...

March 19, 2018

Are you an organization that facilitates the sharing and use of administrative data for social science research? The ADRF Network is seeking to interview organizations that self-identify as administrative data intermediaries for its working group on Data Sharing Govern...

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