Data for Good

How analytics is helping humanity.


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Some people look at data and see numbers.
Others look at numbers and see faces.

SAS is proud to be part of the Data for Good movement, which encourages using data in meaningful ways to solve humanitarian issues around poverty, health, human rights, education and the environment. Help us spread the word about #data4good.

Analytics at the heart of social change.


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Predicting Zika's path is the key to stopping it

The right data, available sooner, can save lives. With a collaborative, analytics-driven approach, the potential for a Zika vaccine is becoming more of a reality. 

An extraordinary cause for tomorrow's coders

Learning to code is changing the lives of Ghana women. With the help of a nonprofit and free analytics software, they are on a path to rewarding careers.

School buses in route

Optimal bus routes are focused on kids first

DataKind and SAS are teaming up with Boston Public Schools to analyze the shortest school bus routes for children, while reducing transportation costs for the city.

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Myth debunked on length of hospital stays

Study by SAS and Duke University Health System uses simulation modeling to disprove that longer stays in a neonatal intensive care unit sap hospital resources.

Young girl in hospital bed

DNA analysis helps diagnose cancer earlier

Analytics research on human genome sequencing provides clues for early diagnosis and detection of disease in cancer patients, as well as potential future risk.

Blue Dotted Pattern

Terrorism patterns show the known unknowns

The advantage of analytics is that you don’t need to know exactly what you’re looking for. Behavior patterns can be more easily spotted when searching for the lone wolf.

Jake Porway Portrait
Using data for good is in the DNA of SAS, which is so exciting because you don’t see that in every corporation ... it’s really only when we’re all involved that we’re going to go beyond just using data to make better decisions about what kind of movies we want to see, to using data to make better decisions about the world we want to see.

Jake Porway, Founder and Executive Director of DataKind

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