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FAQs

How can I download and print a Report?

To download or print a Report, there are two options. If you right-click your mouse within a data graphic, you'll notice a menu with two choices: "Print/Export Tool Image..." and "Print/Export Application Image..." The first menu choice will allow you to print or export only the image of the tool you right-clicked on. The second menu choice will allow you to print or export the image of every tool in the report.

Another option is to print the entire page using your internet browser buttons. These will vary depending on which browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc.)

How do I change the indicators on a WEAVE tool?

Click on the name of the indicator you wish to change. From this new window, remove the old indicators, browse through the many data sets available, and choose the new indicator you are interested in viewing.

How can I create my own Data Story?

If you are interested in creating your own Data Story we would love to hear from you. Please contact questions@ridatahub.org.

What if I can’t find a report that I need?

If you are unable to find a report on the topic you are interested in, please contact us at questions@ridatahub.org.

Who do I contact if I think I’ve found a bug in the software?

Please contact questions@ridatahub.org if you think that the software is not performing as it should.

What do the numbers next to the data levels in my ilists represent?

These numbers represent the number of indicators in your ilist available for that data level.

Can I upload my own data?

Yes you can! To learn how to upload your own data, view our user guide on uploading data here.

What is Weave?

Weave is the open source web-based visualization software through which anyone can create graphs and maps on the the DataHUB. Weave stands for Web-based Analysis and Visualization Environment and is developed by the Open Indicators Consortium. Click here to get more information about the Open Indicators Consortium.

Where can I find a detailed definition for an indicator?

To find detailed information on an indicator, click on the indicator name in the Data Catalog.

How can I tell what the geographic levels are for indicators?

To find the geographic level(s) of an indicator, click on the indicator name within the Data Catalog.

Who creates Data Stories?

Data Stories are created through a collaborative process with community leaders, topical experts, and the Providence Plan. Community partners develop the topics and guiding questions for the data investigation. The Providence Plan provides technical assistance and sometimes acts as facilitator in the story making process.

Can I request a topic for a new Data Story?

Please send your ideas for new Data Stories to questions@ridatahub.org. While we are always interested in new ideas for data stories, due to staffing limitations we cannot always accommodate requests.

How do I reset my password?

You can reset your password by clicking here.

What should I do if I don't receive an account activation email?

Most likely the email is caught up in a spam filter. If you don't see it there, email questions@ridatahub.org and we'll send you an activation link.

Are any data available at the individual level?

To protect privacy and comply with data sharing agreements, no individual level data are ever accessible to the public on the RI DataHUB. While much of the data used within the RI DataHUB is aggregated from the individual level, these data are stored securely in a separate database. Only aggregate level data is accessible to the public.

Why should I register for an account?

Registering for an account will allow you to save the graphs and maps you create. Registration will also allow you to create a bookmarked list of indicators for easy access when creating new visualizations. To register for a free account click here.

What is a Data Story?

A Data Story is a series of charts and explanatory text investigating a certain subject – like student drug or alcohol use – to see what insights or conclusions the data reveal. Click here to view all of of our stories.

Who funds the DataHUB?

Initial funding and support for the DataHUB was provided by the Rhode Island Department of Education to help the state manage and coordinate the many drug and violence-prevention efforts in the state. This has allowed policy makers to understand which characteristics and conditions most put kids at risk of unhealthy behaviors, and precisely where interventions should be targeted. Current funders of the DataHUB include: RI Department of Education, RI Board of Governors for Higher Education, RI Department of Health, and the Casey Foundation.

How can I download or print a graph or map?

To download or print, right-click on the visualization and select “Print/Export image of…” . You will be given the option to either print or save an image.

Why aren’t graphs displaying on my computer?

If you are unable to view RI DataHUB graphs on your computer the most likely problem is that your Flash player is out of date. You can update your Flash player by clicking here.

How can I learn to use Weave?

You can learn how to use Weave by attending one of our free trainings or viewing a video tutorial. Click here to view our tutorials or here to start viewing our user guides.

What is an ilist?

ilists are folders of indicators that you can create to help you to organize the information you are interested in visualizing. For more information view our ilist user guide.

Can I embed a Weave graph into my website?

Yes you can! Follow this easy guide by clicking here.

How can I print an entire Data Story?

Yes, click on the Print Friendly Pages button located in the column to the left of the data story.

How can I view all of the variables available?

To view full list of all available indicators available, click here

 

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