Are you’re a fan of attractive and useful data visualization? Attend this presentation of 2021 Data Viz Award winners to learn how some great visualizations were made. APDU gives annual awards to creative and meaningful graphic designs that use publicly available data (for example, data from the Census Bureau or Bureau of Labor Statistics) to convey a compelling point or story. Register today!Continue Reading
Special Topics & Emerging Issues in Public Data: Advanced Techniques to Increase Data Availability & Maintain Privacy
Big data has created complex new challenges to data privacy. One advantage of administrative big data is the enhanced feasibility of large scale record linkage. How can we make more data available to inform decision making without creating “Big Brother”? How can we inform this needed revolution in privacy protection without cutting back access to […]Continue Reading
Special Topics and Emerging Issues in Public Data: How Will New Census Bureau Privacy Measures Change 2020 Decennial Census Data
This webinar will provide a background on Disclosure Avoidance, details on the policy decisions leading to Differential Privacy and its subsequent implementation, and comparisons of recently released data comparing previously available 2010 Census data with data demonstrating the impact of Differential Privacy.Continue Reading
Special Topics and Emerging Issues in Public Data: How BLS is Using Machine Learning to Improve Data Accuracy
Five years ago, staff at the Bureau of Labor Statistics had to read and manually code hundreds of thousands of written descriptions of work-related injuries and illnesses each year. Today, more than two thirds of these codes are now assigned by a deep neural network, which evaluations suggest is substantially more accurate on average than trained human workers.Continue Reading
Special Topics and Emerging Issues in Public Data: How Privacy-Preserving Technologies Can Influence Data and Policy
When the U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking issued its unanimous recommendations to Congress in 2017, it called for the exploration of new approaches that promote data access and privacy preservation at the same time. This webinar discusses an application of one such technology – multi-party computation – in a real-world setting to assess the applicability of the approach in public agencies.Continue Reading
USDA Research Relocation and Reorganization: Perspectives from Former USDA Chief Scientists and Administrators
USDA Research Relocation and Reorganization: Perspectives from Former USDA Chief Scientists and Administrators Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in August caught Congress and USDA stakeholders by surprise with a proposal to relocate the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) outside of the Washington, DC area and to […]Continue Reading
This June the White House released a proposal that would shift the Bureau of Labor Statistics from the Department of Labor to the Department of Commerce, joining with the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau under a single economics and statistics agency. Join us for a facilitated conversation with Dr. Ken Poole […]Continue Reading
Special Topics & Emerging Issues in Public Data: Improving Data Discoverability & Interoperability with DDI Metadata
The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) is an international standard for describing survey and other social science data. Documenting research data with DDI facilitates interpretation and understanding — both by humans and computers. Learn how DDI improves the ability of researchers and organizations to Document, Discover, and Interoperate in this APDU Webinar on March 7.Continue Reading
The Center for Urban Research at the CUNY Graduate Center, working with the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and other census supporters, developed the “Census 2020 Hard to Count Map” at www.CensusHardtoCountMaps2020.us to provide community groups, the media, Census Full Count Committees, and others with an online tool to highlight the hardest to count tracts in the country. This presentation by Steven Romalewski will introduce this intuitive, easy-to-use tool and potential upcoming additions.Continue Reading
Patrick McGarry of data.world will answer the following questions (and more) in this webinar:
- How can we enhance open data that has already been published?
- How are leading open data publishers combining the power of linked data and open data?
- What is the role of public-private partnership today, and how should it evolve?