Request for Proposals: Using Linked Data to Advance Evidence-Based Policy Making

The U.S. Census Bureau and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago have formed a partnership to identify innovative strategies for linking data across programs and levels of government to advance evidence-based policymaking. This project, "Using Linked Data to Advance Evidence-Based Policymaking: Helping Projects Utilize the U.S. Census Bureau Linkage Infrastructure," is supported by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) is soliciting research and evaluation pilot studies exploring long-term outcomes of policies and interventions in order to inform public decision makers. The goal is to identify exciting, ready-to-implement pilots that bring in data and demonstrate ways to optimize the Census Bureau linkage infrastructure to provide policy-relevant insights on Federal programs, as well as to develop an inventory of compelling use cases for future projects. By informing the work of the recently established Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, the studies supported through this RFP will have the potential to shape the future of the Federal data infrastructure for policy research.

Proposal submissions are due 11:59 p.m. Central Time on September 20, 2016. Applicants will be notified of selection decisions by November 2016. 


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Publication Date: 
August, 2016