NIOSH and the CDC took a cost and labor intensive process—manually coding occupational injury surveillance data— and improved it significantly. Through their contract with Topcoder, they were able to improve efficiency, which resulted in fewer coding errors, improved coding consistency, and faster data availability to researchers within and outside of NIOSH. With this improved data processing, much more timely data are available to identify and justify targeted efforts needed to prevent work-related injuries. To read more about Topcoder’s work with the CDC, visit our Resource page. Or if you’re interested in running your own challenge, contact us.