Comments to OSTP on Equitable Data Engagement and Accountability
The Center for Data Innovation has responded to a request for information (RFI) from the Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) on the collection and use by federal agencies of equitable data. In response to the RFI, the Center offers three main recommendations:
1) OSTP should support partnerships that bolster access to high-performance computing of historically underrepresented groups in the field.
2) OSTP should promote robust data literacy curriculums in U.S. schools to ensure more
Americans have opportunities to make use of data about themselves and their communities.
3) OSTP should prioritize closing the “data divide”—the social and economic inequalities that result from a
lack of collection or use of data about individuals or communities—to improve the effectiveness of data-driven services and decision making.