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

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