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About the UWDC

The UW Data Collaborative (UWDC) provides the infrastructure to harness innovative, but hard-to-access data for the development of novel, high-quality research and evidence-driven policy making. Central to the UWDC is a state-of-the art computing cluster that provides access to restricted data in a secure and computationally sophisticated environment.

A key objective of the UWDC is to foster collaborative relationships between UW researchers and community partners, including government organizations, non-profits, and other service providers, interested in better utilizing their data for cross-cutting research, program evaluation, and policy development.

UWDC’s technical team of faculty and research staff offer high-level technical capabilities in data assembly, record linkage, geographic information systems, data analysis, and program evaluation. See the Services page for detailed information on how UWDC can help with your project. See a list of Frequently Asked Questions. View a PowerPoint slide show introducing the UWDC (

The Data Collaborative is hosted by the University of Washington Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE) and founded with generous support from Population Health Initiative and Urban@UW.