The Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) is an interuniversity partnership that pursues original urban research on the cutting edge of scholarship and public policy, with an emphasis on opportunities created by novel digital data.

BARI focuses on three major areas of activity:

Pursuing core research-policy partnerships and projects that use modern data to probe major themes and challenges facing greater Boston

Developing the Boston Data Portal to make emergent data sources accessible for research, policy, and practice

Convening and supporting Boston's civic data ecosystem through seed grants, events, and an online network.

Latest News

Updated Ecometrics from 311 Reports and Census Indicators

May 2016   New data on physical disorder, custodianship, and citizen engagement in Boston as well as updated data on demographics, socioeconomic status, and housing in Massachusetts are now available from BARI’s Boston Data Portal where the data can be downloaded from BARI’s Boston Data Library or mapped using Boston Map. The resources now include:…
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Published On: May 1, 2016 |

BARI Releases Data on Commonwealth Connect Requests for Service

February 2016 Data documenting over 65,000 non-emergency requests for government services from 76 Massachusetts cities and towns between 2013 and 2015 is now available from the Boston Data Library and the Boston Research Map. In addition, the data is featured on the February 2016 page of the annual “data calendar” produced by the Metropolitan Area…
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Published On: February 1, 2016 |

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