The Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence (CIDI) is a research/policy center located in the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York. CIDI reports directly to the Deputy Mayor for Strategic Initiatives. As part of the Office of the Mayor, CIDI fosters collaboration with all Health and Human Service agencies to promote citywide policy change with the goal of improvement in the effectiveness of NYC government. CIDI embraces the Mayor’s goal of delivering cross agency solutions to big bold problems impacting the health and well-being of the most vulnerable people in our city. **The vision of CIDI is to make data come alive to inspire change.**
As an analytic office, the research agenda of CIDI is formulated by the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services along with the Health and Human Service Commissioners and leaders of City agencies providing data to CIDI. CIDI's Data Transfer Protocol allows City agencies to share agency data with CIDI in a timely manner upon approval of a project. To ensure the confidentiality, cultural context, and effectiveness of CIDI research results, CIDI creates a team of representatives from all data-sharing agencies to participate in the design and analysis of the project. In this way, CIDI maintains the integrity of the shared data, while providing actionable intelligence to the City of New York and other partners.