July 19 - August 16

Exploratory Data Analysis and Data Visualization

Apply today to the Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) and Data Visualization short course. This course introduces participants to applied data analysis and visualization using R Programming language.

Connecting Data for Evidence-Based Policymaking

Providing public agencies with the opportunity to understand and analyze their data to develop effective policies for the public good.

Administrative Data Research Facility

Applied Data Analytics Training

External Researcher Enclaves

Collaborations for Change

Making positive impacts through collaborations across government agencies and jurisdictions.

Democratizing our Data Challenge

Funded by philanthropic organizations, the Democratizing our Data Challenge gave states an opportunity to develop data products and collaborate across jurisdictions. The Challenge was designed to develop and scale innovative product ideas for understanding public policy and programs.

Food for Thought Challenge

Sponsored by ERS and in partnership with Westat, the Coleridge Initiative conducted this data challenge inviting researchers and data scientists to use machine learning and natural language processing to help USDA more efficiently link data on supermarket products to nutrient databases. The outcome of the challenge will give USDA modern tools that will help the agency develop timely, objective, and high-quality linked data and facilitate its research on the costs of a healthy diet.

Creating a New Data Infrastructure for Foreign-Born Scientists and Engineers: Data, Analysis, and Use

Funded by NSF through America’s DataHub, the Coleridge Initiative, the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University, and the Arkansas Department for Transformation and Shared Services, Division of Information Systems are working together to examine what different federal and state data sources can tell us about foreign-born scientists and engineers in the US. We’re comparing official statistics and looking for innovative ways to measure returns on US investments into these scientists.

Our Sponsors and Collaborators

About the Coleridge Initiative

The Coleridge Initiative is a nonprofit organization working with government agencies to ensure that data are more effectively used for public decision-making. We do this both by providing a platform to securely link confidential data within and across states and agencies, and by providing data literacy training to agency staff. Our platform is the Administrative Data Research Facility (ADRF) which is a secure, FedRAMP-certified, cloud-based environment that enables government agencies to link their longitudinal data with other states and agencies.