Impact science seeks to “harden” the social science by using taxonomical classifications and structured data to forecast social outcomes.

The Center for Impact Sciences is pioneering the use of data standardization and outcome taxonomies for social outcomes. By advancing a uniform language for the field, the Center will empower policymakers and all stakeholders to innovate, benchmark, and predict social impact. The Center will explore cutting-edge and disruptive use cases for impact science in the form of new tools, systems, and technologies for achieving social impact.