Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
The Data Institute for Societal Challenges (DISC) is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive data science community by embracing and valuing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. We acknowledge that data science and data-enabled research have been used to reinforce unjust social, political, and economic systems that have resulted in systemic discrimination and marginalization of certain groups. DISC will actively work to ensure that the scholarship in which we engage does not perpetuate these inequities and instead seeks to reduce them. We will develop inclusive, trust-based, collaborative teams that empower the voices of underrepresented groups. We will identify and help to address the issue of inequities and sources of bias in the broader data science community. Our work on developing convergent solutions to societal challenges includes a focus on equity.