We are excited to be participating in the recently launched Open Data Flint project. Open Data Flint is an open-to-the-community data repository that aims to assist the community of Flint, Michigan to:
- Bring together data to help build the evidence base to achieve a healthier Flint community.
- Gain a deeper understanding of the far-reaching impact of the water crisis on the Flint population.
Open Data Flint is a project of the Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center, which is a collaboration between community leaders, community-based organization partners, and researchers at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan-Flint, and Michigan State University.
The growing Open Data Flint collection currently includes data on community health, relationship dynamics and social life, school dropout and substance use, and small business.
In a recent interview, Amy Pienta, director of data acquisitions at ICPSR a data archive within the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, stated that they are “still in the beginning stages, but what [they] have now consists of the seeds that will sprout, making this an invaluable data resource for the community. ” Pienta traveled to Washington to showcase the project at the White House’s first Open Data Innovation Summit.
For more information on finding or sharing data from the Open Data Flint project, please visit opendataflint.org.
Data currently available to download from Open Data Flint: