Who We Are

The Collaborative for Data Driven Action (CDDA) at the University of Delaware (UD) has been developed to facilitate data-driven decision making through an integrated data system to help meet the racial, education, health, and economic challenges in Delaware.

Each study at the CDDA is a partnership between researchers and practitioners. This ensures utilizing the research expertise of UD faculty and practitioners program expertise at state and community agencies to help solve important and persistent challenges facing Delaware’s most vulnerable populations.

The CDDA was established in July 2021 and has since created numerous effective data partnerships and collaborations. To learn more about the current research projects and partnerships, as well as our completed studies, please visit our projects and partners page.

How It Works

As research proposals are submitted either by faculty or practitioners, the CDDA works to facilitate the availability of researchers or practitioners who would be interested in partnering up for that particular study. Once the researcher-practitioner match has been made, the CDDA helps researchers at all stages of their study, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Identify data that will be needed for their study;
  • Draft IRB protocol, statement of work, and data sharing agreement;
  • Obtain and prepare administrative data;
  • Setup a virtual machine with all the required software and data; and
  • Help disseminate the research findings.