AISP Network: Massachusetts Data Sharing Framework & Statewide MOU

About the Work

Beginning in 2017, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts brought together key staff from each Secretariat in state government to solve shared challenges and fully leverage data as a strategic asset. Since then, the XOC Data Sharing Workgroup has collaboratively developed a standard approach to data sharing to be used by all agencies. This standard approach includes an overarching Memorandum of Understanding for data sharing, and a template for “Data Use License Agreements” (DULA) that Executive branch agencies use for individual data sharing projects, and a governing body, the Data Steward Council, comprised of representatives from each Secretariat to facilitate this new data sharing process. This new framework for data sharing processes allows the Commonwealth to put our constituents at the center of our work and better orient our programming towards outcomes.

Massachusetts Data Sharing Framework & Statewide MOU is hosted by Executive Office of Education.

Integrating data since: 2017

Jurisdiction: Massachusetts

Scale: state

Contact: Ann Reale, Undersecretary and COO
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About the Data

Data Included

Vital Records
Child Welfare
Early Childhood

Current Data Uses

To inform policy
Program evaluation
Case management
Community needs assessment
Grant reporting, planning, and development

Relevant Policy Priorities

Adult justice
Child welfare
Early childhood risk factors
Juvenile justice
K-12 education
Mental health
Social determinants of health
Substance use/opioid use
Two-generation programs

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