Responsible Data Use Playbook for Data-Sharing Collectives

This Responsible Data Use Playbook is a collaborative effort to provide Chief Data Officers (CDOs) at all levels of government with strategies and best practices in the formation and operations of a data-sharing collective. With the growing number of companies and government agencies forming data collectives, and linking data across institutional and geographic boundaries in support of the social good, there are plenty of exemplars of government agencies using data to drive impact, from the Colorado Department of Education creating a data governance board to the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation driving impact through data collection and action. Despite these exciting success stories, there are still gaps between governance practices and the idealized version of data sharing.

The playbook includes numerous references to illustrate key concepts and provide examples of best practices.

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Natalie Evans Harris

Natalie Evans Harris


Divjot Bawa

Student Analyst, Data + Digital