Data Collection Requests Templates
Each Megacities Partnership is inherently unique to the city - the local policy, scientific, and cultural context, the data available, and goals vary in each Megacity and drive the direction of the Partnership. Nonetheless, there are some basic frameworks (templates) for certain steps in the process (e.g., information collection, needs assessment, and capacity building) that are relevant to all Megacities and inform the progression of the project. The templates provide meaningful structure to the project, while still maintaining flexibility to meet each Megacity's needs.
The Data Collection Requests (DCRs) list information and data sources, both quantitative datasets and reports, that can directly inform relevant analysis and/or will be used throughout the Partnership. The Data Requests should be sent to relevant agencies and contacts, identified through the Scoping and Inception Phases and ICR research. Although it is unlikely that city and national target agencies will have all of the data listed in the request readily available, it is important to understand the data availability and open communication channels with the managing agencies of relevant data collection.
Two typical types of DCRs are for Air Quality Emissions and Human Health Services, and templates are available for both. These types of datasets make up the foundation to the health burden analyses and air quality capacity assessment. It is essential that both the local actors and Megacity Partner organization understand the extent of available data, data management systems, and limitations of the data collected. Partners can use this information to fill in the identified gaps with globally available datasets and to refine these data as the project progresses.
Collaborating partners should maintain an up-to-date data catalog, which includes the data received, the agency responsible for maintaining the data, points of contact, and any notes, comments, or questions associated with the data. This data catalog should be updated regularly as new data becomes available and to keep track of the datasets used in specific analyses.
The Air Quality and Emissions Data Request Template and Human Health Services Data Request Template are available below in English, Spanish and Russian.
- Air Quality and Emissions Data Request Template in English
- Air Quality and Emissions Data Request Template in Spanish
- Air Quality and Emissions Data Request Template in Russian
- Human Health Services Data Request Template in English
- Human Health Services Data Request Template in Spanish
- Human Health Services Data Request Template in Russian