Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center Launch

University Center for Social and Urban Research   (Pittsburgh)

October 2015

University of Pittsburgh Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement and Chief of Staff Kathy Humphrey, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto announced the launch of the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center.

The Data Center supports key community initiatives by making public information easier to find and use. The Data Center provides a technological and legal infrastructure for data sharing to support a growing ecosystem of data providers and data users. The Data Center maintains Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh’s open data portal, and provides a number of services to data publishers and users. The Data Center also hosts datasets from these and other public sector agencies, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations. The Data Center is managed by the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Social and Urban Research, and is a partnership of the University, Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh.

See video of the announcement!