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 Health and Human Services. As part of the Office of the Mayor, CIDI conducts citywide interagency research to identify areas of service need in the City. CIDI fosters collaboration with all Health and Human Service agencies (e.g., Children's Services, Homeless Services, etc.) as well as other City agencies (e.g., New York City Housing Authority and Department of Education) to promote citywide policy change with the aims of improving the quality of services throughout the City of New York as well as to improve the effectiveness of NYC government. **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.