The art and science of data-informed decision making.

The Data Innovation Project partners with organizations to increase their capacity to utilize data to clearly define their work, achieve results, and demonstrate impact in Maine. We believe in helping and empowering Maine organizations to use data to affect change and tell compelling stories.

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Applied Research Fellowship Program



The DIP's Applied Research Fellowship program places DIP-trained graduate students from the USM in community organizations to support their applied research and evaluation efforts.


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The Data Scan is the Data Innovation Project's searchable database of accessible, free, reputable, and relevant data sources from around the State of Maine. Check it out here!

Your data questions answered.




What is the best way to share results from a questionnaire that uses a likert scale? How do we help people understand/interpret them?


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PS. Want more Data Amnesty? Submit your own anonymous data questions to our team here. We'll continue to choose submissions to respond to in upcoming newsletters and on our website.



As people who love numbers, we'd been grappling with how to best evaluate and then express our program with them. Talking with folks from DIP provided so much clarification! Since then, we've simplified our evaluation process, tied it to statewide and other extensive evaluations and even adapted programming. Just one conversation changed our perspective significantly. We're very grateful for this opportunity.        


- Kelli McCannell, HGHW President