OCID is a resource unique to Oregon; no other state is known to have such a robust, comprehensive integrated dataset. Because OCID links cross-agency and cross-program data, at times the OCID team must develop specific methods to work with the dataset. Transparency is a critical component and goal for the OCID project and OCID’s primary data development methods are accessible here.
OCID Race and Ethnicity Data Overview
Most programs and agencies have different data definitions, collection, and reporting for race and ethnicity, which are not easily reconciled. To consistently report race and ethnicity information across data sources, OCID developed a methodology to select information for individuals when there are multiple options within and across points in time.