Accelerating Data-Driven Collaboration for Large-Scale Progress is a technical assistance conference funded by National Science Foundation INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science) awards. NSF INCLUDES is a comprehensive initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering by broadening participation in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). University of Missouri-Kansas City‘s proposal, Data-Driven Collaboration, was one of 37 projects and conferences selected for funding. The 11 conferences are aimed at helping projects most effectively address the complex problem of broadening participation in STEM through resources designed specifically for scaling social impact.

Data-Driven Collaboration is a high-impact technical assistance program designed to support projects to develop innovative new ways to gather data and make evidence-based decisions, connect with best practices on the frontiers of data-driven collaboration and apply new knowledge and innovations to their projects that address societal needs.


For more information about the INCLUDES award from NSF, click here.

About Us

This project is a collaboration with University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Institute for Human Development (IHD) and UMKC School of Computing and Engineering (SCE).

The UMKC IHD is an applied research and training center for human services. It exemplifies the University’s goals of engaged scholarship and community partnerships. It’s functions include interdisciplinary training, applied research, community program development and information dissemination. The Institute conducts and collaborates on a wide variety of projects to develop, implement, and evaluate new ideas and promising practices that support healthy, inclusive communities.

The UMKC SCE includes more than 1,700 students, Undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs offer a comprehensive education combining theory and fundamental practice. Graduates leave SCE fully prepared for 21st-century careers and ready to change the world.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City, one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. For more information about UMKC, visit You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.