#DataRescueBoston is an opportunity for civic hackers, scientists, activists, and volunteers of all kinds to identify, back-up, and help preserve at-risk federal data resources in the public interest, in case they are suppressed from public view and use.Follow @DataRescueBOS on Twitter
The current administration has demonstrated an attitude of antagonism toward the science and researchers that aren't aligned with their political ideology. We seek to protect vital scientific resources from suppression—archiving them in multiple, redundant repositories so they may be accessed and reused in case they are no longer easily accessible on federal government websites.
This video from Vice News gives a great overview of the DataRescue effort:
Data Rescue Boston
DataRescue Boston is a series of events and ongoing efforts organized by professors, researchers, students, librarians, programmers, and activists across the Boston Metro area.
Join us at one of our upcoming events or at one of our weekly meetings!
Upcoming DataRescue Boston Events
- Northeastern March 24th, 2017
- UNH Feb 17th, 2017
The best way to get involved is to join us at one of our events. You'll meet tons of motivated, science-loving individuals from diverse backgrounds who want to ensure continued public access to data. We need people with all backgrounds and experience; whether you're an expert researcher leading your field, or an average citizen trying to figure out how to help, we'll have ways that you can support the cause.
Don't be intimidated if you don't have a technical background! There's work for people with all backgrounds to do!
Can’t make it to an event but still want to contribute?
Are you a member of the press?
Questions about individual events should be directed to the respective event organizers, whose contact information should be available on the event pages
Who we are
DataRescue Boston is being organized by professors, students, researchers, librarians, and activists from universities across the Boston Metro area, including Harvard, MIT, Tufts, and Northeastern.