#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.

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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

Nearby Events

  • UNH Feb 17th, 2017

Past Events

Get Involved

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?

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Join our facebook group!

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Join our weekly meeting!

Are you a member of the press?

We're glad to answer any questions you may have. Questions about the national initiative should be directed toward EDGI and PPEH DataRefuge

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.

The DataRescue initiative is organized by the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative and the UPenn Program in the Enviromental Humanities