The Harvard Open Data Project
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What we do
Creating Harvard's first open data catalog
In the vein of data.gov, we're gathering and publishing all of Harvard's public datasets in one place. With this, we promote transparency and help students engage better with the university.View the whole open data catalog
Creating data-driven policy with Harvard staff
We're working with Harvard's police department and dining services to open and analyze their datasets. Our analyses will lead to real policy changes and greater student-staff interaction than we've ever seen.Read about our policy projects
Data science to understand our university
You might have heard of us when we correctly predicted the outcome of the Harvard student government presidential election using surveys and social media analysis. Now we're turning toward understanding Harvard academics, social life, and finances by analyzing public Harvard data. Stay tuned!Read our analyses
Current projectsWe're working on some really exciting data analysis projects this semester, including:
- Analyzing low turnout in Harvard's student government elections
- Finding trends in the popularity of the various majors over time
- Determining the true amount of diversity among Harvard faculty, staff, and students
- Determing the most popular general education courses
Interested in getting your data analysis work published? Submit an article about a project like these to our blog on Medium. Here's how you can get published (Harvard students only.) Submissions due 3/10/17!