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Community Data Cluster

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What we do: Connected users and local data experts to help improve drinking water quality in Flint, Michigan.

Why we do it: Community-based research has the ability to increase the quality of life and stability for at-risk community members.

Steve Diggs, Andrea Thomer
Cluster Co-Chairs

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Community-based research has the ability to increase the quality of life and stability for at-risk community members as well as empower individuals to push for change within their communities (e.g. Parker et al, 2007; Duran et al, 2019). Providing access to resources is just the first step in supporting communities to achieve their goals.

Through our work in Flint, we took the first step — and the next steps require deliberate coordination with the Flint community to better align existing data resources with the people who need them.

The work continues: The Community Data Cluster is now merged with the Community Resilience Cluster.

Upcoming events on the community calendar

Week of Events

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Collaboration area milestones

The Cluster of "Positive" Discomfort

In her guest blog, doctoral student Marion McKenzie from the University of Virginia shares her experience as a 2021 Community Fellow with the Community Data Cluster.

Fitness for Use Analyses

Findings from the Flint Dataset data stream mining and management (DSMM) shows that while publicly accessible, Flint datasets still need improvements in data stewardship.

ESIP Meeting Sessions

From the group’s first Do-A-Thon at the 2020 Summer ESIP Meeting to a Curate-A-Thon at the 2021 Summer ESIP Meeting — and the breakout sessions and travel to Flint in between.