The Linked Information Network of Colorado (LINC) is a state collaborative that supports timely and cost-efficient research, evaluation, and analytics using integrated data across state agencies. LINC is designed to securely share data to a centralized linking hub in state government to produce anonymized datasets for approved end users. LINC development is partially supported by seed funds and staff commitment from the Colorado Lab. Read the Data Initiative Description here.

The Colorado Lab partnered with the Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) to co-design LINC with state agencies. At present, LINC partners include:

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF)

Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE)

Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS)

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE)

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)

The LINC model is consistent with the Build Once, Use Often philosophy and is responsive to pain points of siloed information. It integrates data across agencies for business analytics and research with a commitment to all data being anonymized for end users and privacy ensured. 

For more information on LINC, please contact the Lab’s Director of Data Integration & Analytics, Whitney LeBoeuf (

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