The Detroit Data Collaborative seeks to address the need for consistent, accessible data to inform local analysis and decisions while increasing capacity of data professionals in the Detroit. Responding directly to local trends of data-driven decision making and national trends of open data, the Collaborative provides a space to house and access data from a variety of primary sources such as the City of Detroit Departments, State of Michigan Departments, non-profits, and Federal Agencies. It is also an opportunity for local professionals to support each other by sharing resources and expertise. Departments within the City of Detroit are essential to this Collaborative and its support of open-data systems and data-driven decision making. Data consistency across users throughout Detroit (city departments, nonprofits, and community groups) is essential for confidence and integrity in the decision making process.