Participants get lunch and go to a breakout session. The aim of each session is to suggest possible NICS tools and methods to overcome challenges regarding small area (i.e., neighborhood) data access and use. (Examples of such tools and methods might include metadata standards, synthetic data sets, and larger sample sizes.)    (2J3H)

Zilkha Room, The Brookings Institution    (2J3Q)

February 16, 2005    (2J3R)

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1) Similar challenges    (2JN4)

2) how do you develop a system that adds value to all users.    (2JN5)

3) challenges of small area data - what infrastructure needs to be in place to satisfy several stakeholders.    (2JN6)

Strategies -    (2JN7)

1) metadata - taxonomy 2) data policy and standards -    (2JN8)

GASB 34 - is there an opportunity with GASB for data from states and local governments to role up.    (2JNB)

3) funding and stability. What are the incentives that we can build in so we don't have to continually justify.    (2JNC)

4) maintaining infrastructre to be able to challenge the truth of data systems that do not reflect specific subpopulations.    (2JND)

5) Partnerships - CICs to help NICS    (2JNE)

data tools - what is the user audience that we are retaining?    (2JNF)

How do you integrate data that are coming from other sources.    (2JNG)

There should be a user needs assessment or SWAT assessemtn. Also, foundations are a major stakeholder.    (2JNH)

Blue group    (2JNI)

Key challenges    (2JNJ)

Suggestion    (2JNR)

Tools    (2JNV)