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Data Is vs. Data Are: Settling the Debate

There are many debates in the world of public data. Privacy vs. accuracy. Survey data vs. administrative data. CSV vs. XLS. But if you really want to see data nerds fight, ask them whether they say “data is” or “data are”. Is the word “data” singular or plural?

February 25, 2021
2021 APDU Conference Call for Proposals

APDU is welcoming proposals on "making sense of the new normal" using public data. With economic, public health, and governance challenges arising from COVID-19 and political polarization, trustworthy public data is vital to open and honest policy debates. EXTENDED Deadline: March 26, 2021

February 16, 2021
2021 APDU President’s Message

Dear APDU members, Happy New Year and thank you for either renewing or joining the Association of Public Data Users (APDU). I am honored to serve as the 2021 APDU President, and I look forward to working with you this year. I am sure many of you are happy to turn the page on 2020 and […]

January 28, 2021