The department creates and shares state data assets, and promotes data analytics across state government to improve decision making.  We strive to provide accurate, timely and actionable information to achieve better outcomes for Iowans.

May 2024

Data Snapshot

Learn about a change to the publishing workflow, the U.S. Department of Commerce's work on guidelines and practices for AI, getting data right for AI & more.

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Data Literacy

Are you interested in improving your ability to read, analyze, create and talk about data in context? The following video series will help you make sense of the numbers in our daily lives. By the end of this series, you will be able to:

  • Define foundational statistical concepts
  • Explain different methods for visualizing data
  • Locate publicly available datasets
  • Recognize ethical issues that can occur when collecting and interpreting data
  • Analyze data to make decisions

Click the playlist icon in the top right corner of the viewer to access and jump to other episodes in the data literacy series.

Data literacy series brought to you by Arizona State University and Crash Course.
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Iowa Data Platform

The enterprise data platform allows state users to create, publish and update private, internal, and public data assets. Public content is federated to the open data platform.

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Data Forms

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Data Platform Guidance

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Data Platform Procedures

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Data Platform Playbooks

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are frequently asked questions about the data & analytics.

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