About Data Labs
In collaboration with New Philanthropy Capital and with a grant from Digital Impact (formerly Markets for Good), the Governance Lab has developed a series of case studies to better our understanding of the existing landscape of policy labs, to learn from their successes and drawbacks, and to help inform those who might be interested in setting up their own labs. Based on interviews with directors and funders of these labs, the case studies look at the governance processes employed to share or access data and how these labs solicit expertise to enable program evaluation. We also published an essay on medium.com where we analyzed the various models of existing labs and the enabling conditions necessary to stand up a new policy lab.
The goal is to provide data owners, particularly those that hold personally identifiable data, with a blueprint to securely, responsibly and ethically share that information to end of improving programs in the public interest.