GovTech: Cities Drowning in Data Turn to ‘Citizen Scientists’

GovTech: Cities Drowning in Data Turn to ‘Citizen Scientists’. “In the public sector, citizen data scientists range from volunteers to government workers. Dr. Matt Willis, a public health officer for Marin County, Calif., uses citizen data scientists to tackle a range of problems, from finding better ways to manage the county’s emergency services to stemming the exploding opioid epidemic. He’s excited by the potential and says that it’s increasingly important for governments to ‘provide tools that allow people who are not analysts to conduct analytical research.'”