Research Data Center (RDC)

The Georgetown RDC, a collaboration between the U.S. Census Bureau and MDI, provides secure access to critical government data for qualified researchers in the DC area, enabling them to examine a wide range of social and economic issues.

RDC Information

ATra

Researchers at GU and MDI work together to develop and disseminate ATra, a secure technology platform for analyzing sensitive data that cannot be shared.

ATra Information

Data Blending

MDI’s Data Blending project seeks to advance the study of unstructured, organic data being shared online, an important source of information for social scientists attempting to characterize and predict human and societal dynamics.

Data Blending Information

Data for Social Good

Our Data for Social Good effort, in partnership with Georgetown’s Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation, aims to better understand the impact of data on social and public outcomes.

Data for Social Good Information

Big Data Ethics and Privacy

MDI develops and supports efforts around the ethical use of data, including highlighting best practices for sharing data, managing concerns around privacy and discrimination, and making sure the benefits of big data reach our most marginalized or vulnerable populations.

Data Ethics Information

Funding Opportunities

Learn more about MDI's research seed grants and joint seed grants with the Georgetown Environment Initiative.

Funding Opportunities

Massive Data Institute News

  • Data Essentials: Data Analysis in Python classroom photo of Laila Wahedi and student
    Data Essentials: Data Analysis in Python

    This October, MDI offered two workshops on “Data Essentials: Data Analysis in Python,” which focused on helping attendees learn how to manipulate data in Python for their research.

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    MDI Welcomes Data Governance and Integration Expert Amy O’Hara

    The Massive Data Institute (MDI) at the McCourt School of Public Policy is pleased to welcome data governance, data integration, and privacy expert Dr. Amy O’Hara. Dr. O’Hara joins MDI as a Research Professor and Co-Director of U.S. Census Research Data Center (RDC) at Georgetown University.

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    #METOO Movement Twitter Data Mined by Computer Science Professor

    Lisa Singh, computer science professor and research professor in the McCourt School of Public Policy’s Massive Data Institute, works on numerous aspects of data-driven computer science. One of her most recent projects is mining Twitter data around the #MeToo hashtag in collaboration with six other Georgetown professors. This research is supported by the Massive Data Institute and the Gender Justice Initiative.

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    McCourt’s Massive Data Institute and Netherlands Central Bureau of Statistics Sign MOU

    McCourt School demonstrates commitment to data-driven and global policy scholarship - Georgetown Provost and Executive Vice President Robert M. Groves and Netherlands Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) Director General Tjark Tjin-a-Tsoi sign a memorandum of understanding.