SUDS Projects

Are you a non-profit or government organization and want a free data analysis opportunity? Are you a student who wants to get some hands on experience working with data in a concrete way? SUDS seeks to bring our members together with organizations and data research questions in the real world.

This page will host updates on our ongoing projects. If you’re interested in being involved in an existing project, or if you have an idea for something we can take on in the future, please contact us at We look forward to hearing from you.


Current Projects

We are partnering with the Alliance for Police Accountability (APA) on a project that will weave together personal experiences from community interviews with data analysis of larger trends.

This project is currently in the preliminary stages of defining our scope, but we are looking at the data we have available and how it intersects with APA’s work.

The APA’s core goals are to reverse the war on drugs, break up concentrated poverty and block the school to prison pipeline.

Datasets we’re examining include the Allegheny County jail census, the Pittsburgh police blotter, Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety interactive reports and the American Community Survey.

If you’re interested in doing work in this area and exploring out how to incorporate data into community organizing, join us by sending an email to