In our last article, we talked about how to launch a social impact research project. In this article, we’ll take a deeper dive into who should be involved.  For any project to be successful, a wide variety of skill sets from a diverse group of individuals is needed. 

Every impact project should include:

Let’s take a deeper look at what these roles entail and the skills needed to execute the project!

Core Team:

Technical Skills: 


Subject Matter Experts:

This is certainly not an exhaustive list, and one person may fill multiple roles, but it’s important to ensure all needed skills are identified and represented. 

When assessing what additional skills are indeed, questions to consider could include: 

By taking a multistakeholder approach to your open data projects, you’re ensuring that all perspectives are represented, all needed skills are accounted for, and that the project will be a greater success!