The St. Louis Regional Data Exchange ("RDX") is a collaborative project led by The Curators of the University of Missouri on behalf of the University of Missouri-St. Louis Community Innovation and Action Center ("UMSL") in conjunction with the St. Louis Regional Data Alliance ("RDA").
The RDX collects information provided by users as part of several different activities, actions, and events, including:
Using the open data portal:
Creating an account on the open data portal:
Names, email addresses, user names, and passwords may be collected when you create an account on the open data repository. Accounts are needed to upload data and generate a key to access APIs found on the open data repository. This information may be used to 1. inform you about changes to the site affecting the use of APIs or data uploads, 2. contact you as part of the RDA’s performance management activities, and 3. share news about upcoming events, available training materials and other resources.
The RDA’s metadata standard specifies the name and email for a Data Contact. The Data Contact’s name or email will not be publicly displayed on the data repository, but may be used to reach the appropriate contact person should RDA staff have questions about a data set. This is distinct from the name and email for a Data Steward, which will be publicly displayed on the data repository.
If you attend an RDA event, you may be asked to voluntarily share your email address, name, phone number, and other contact information as part of a sign-in sheet. This information will be used to 1. compile aggregate statistics related to event attendance, 2. inform attendees about future events, and 3. survey attendees as part of the RDA performance management activities. This information may also be shared with event partners and other attendees.
Requests to be added to the mailing list:
You may wish to voluntarily share your contact information, including name, email, and phone number to subscribe to the RDA mailing list. The mailings to members of the mailing list may include information about the RDA, upcoming events, and other information. Contact information will be used to 1. compile aggregate statistics related to subscriptions, 2. keep you informed about future events and share news about the RDA, and 3. survey attendees as part of RDA performance management activities.
Ad-hoc data requests: