The Harvard Open Data Project

We're dedicated to opening and analyzing Harvard data to empower our community members to improve campus life.

Join the Harvard Open Data Project!

Want to learn more? Email Neel Mehta at neelmehta [at] college [dot] harvard [dot] edu.

Want to get published?

Want to get your data analysis published to thousands of viewers? Submit an article to the Harvard Open Data Project blog by 3/10/17!

Creating Harvard's first open data catalog

In the vein of, 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
We have weekly open hack nights on Thursdays from 8:30-10pm. Come to help us hack on our open data catalog, policy projects, or analyses; learn about data science and quantitative social science; and meet the rest of the community!
We often attend hackathons around the Boston area to knock out award-winning projects in a weekend. Join our mailing list to learn more!

Join our mailing list to get invited to these events!

Current projects

We're working on some really exciting data analysis projects this semester, including:

Check out the full list of projects here (Harvard students only.)

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!