There are a few essential questions that we hope to answer as we continue developing the Data Hub.

  • Can a federated data/governance system promote data sharing while maintaining security?
  • Can the Data Hub provide a platform that leads to more comprehensive and authoritative reporting of fuel reduction projects?
  • Does the implementation of a Data Hub produce improvements in project planning and strategic placement of fuel/vegetation management projects?
  • What components of a Data Hub (e.g., data access, reporting, data visualization) are most important to users?
  • What investments in systems architecture, shared partnerships, and staffing are needed to maintain a Data Hub over the next 5-10 years?
  • What is a realistic and sustainable model for governance?