Data Commons

Publicly available data about different segments of the population are scattered across government, NGO and other sites. Data commons create a single interface for accessing these data and tools to support linking and analysis. MDI researchers, data scientists, and technical staff work together to create issue specific Data Commons to help identify inequities that may exist but are unknown because of the inability to find the relevant data. Data Commons are open data repositories that are available for exploring and developing evidence-based public policy.


Civil Justice Data Commons aims to create a secure, robust repository for civil legal data gathered from courts, legal service providers, and other civil law institutions.



Environmental Impact Data Collaborative helps community groups, policy-makers, and researchers transform data into solutions that promote environmental justice and fight climate change.