3. Culture


In April 2019, Ohio’s Governor signed an executive order consolidating state data systems into the InnovateOhio Platform, which uses data as “a shared strategic asset” whose “value is multiplied when data sets are linked across programs and organizations” through data integration and management tools. The executive order created a presumption of data sharing between state agencies, except where a specific legal prohibition is identified in writing. In December 2020, the Lieutenant Governor announced the launch of the DataOhio Portal, which acts as an interactive window into Ohio’s secured data-sharing platform. The DataOhio Portal displays the platform’s public datasets and facilitates the request, approval, and delivery of secured datasets. The DataOhio Portal has DataOhio Project findings and insights available as case studies and a data catalog designed to improve transparency and use of state data by policymakers, researchers, and the public.

Issue Areas: Criminal Justice, Economic Mobility, Education, Health