Last Updated September 2018.
- program planning and monitoring can be improved through enhanced access to IDS;
- place and neighborhood matter;
- NNIP partners’ position in the community and perspectives can add valuable contributions to policy discussions; and
- relationships between NNIP partners and those hosting IDS should continue to be developed.
- The Integrated Data System Approach: A Vehicle to More Effective and Efficient Data-Driven Solutions in Government: (Fantuzzo et al. 2017) articulates how IDS power data-driven solutions in government.
- For a primer on IDS, see Connecting the Dots: The Promise of Integrated Data Systems for Policy Analysis and Systems Reform by Dennis Culhane and John Fantuzzo (2010).
- For examples of IDS for local policy and programs, see the NNIP collection and the website for Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy (AISP).
- NNIP is partnering with the MetroLab Network and AISP to co-develop a report on Understanding the Information Architecture for Civic Innovation, Research, and Evaluation (forthcoming).
- For a detailed example of the steps it takes to link additional data to an existing IDS and prepare a data file for research, see the paper from Carlson et al. 2015.
- Videos from the Children’ Data Network, the Virginia Longitudinal Data System and the Annie E. Casey Foundation help explain IDS.
Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy (AISP): AISP is an initiative funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation that aims to improve the quality of social policies and practices through the use of IDS. AISP operates a network of individuals within county organizations, state agencies, and universities that operate IDS. They are also building a learning community to expand the number of communities with a fully-functioning IDS. The AISP web site has many resources for those interested in developing IDS or strengthening existing ones, including their 2017 expert panel report series.