Data integration for the greater good

The Data Integration Support Center (DISC) at WestEd provides expert user centered design, planning, policy, privacy, and legal assistance for public agencies nationwide.
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Our Services

DISC supports state efforts to integrate data across key sectors to protect privacy and ensure the usefulness, fidelity, and transparency of the data. We provide public agencies with no cost comprehensive technical assistance to address their user-centered design, planning, policy, governance, privacy, security, and legal knowledge gaps and resource needs related to integrated data systems (IDS). Many of these services are provided at no cost.

Our services are applied in Focus Areas that are critical to the development, sustainability, and maturity of integrated data systems. See the DISC One-Pager to learn how we deliver support for public agency data integration efforts, enhanced security reviews, and aiding partners in updating regulatory structures to provide a clear path to IDS success.

How we work

DISC supports public agencies that have a development need or challenge related to integrated data systems.  Our team of experts delivers a wide range of tools enabling our clients to make better-informed decisions about their data, including:

  • Webinars
  • Small or large group facilitation
  • One-on-one consultation
  • On-site meetings
  • Speaking engagements
  • Document review and analysis
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Why we do it

Successfully expanding and improving Integrated Data Systems requires knowledge and expertise to protect privacy and secure systems to support innovating systems to manage and deliver accessible, longitudinal, actionable, and cross-sector data.