Our datasets

One specialty of the IRW is building and analyzing datasets that did not previously exist, and helping newsrooms use those datasets to produce journalism.


Each quarter the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. requires every bank in the nation to submit detailed reports about its financial condition. This data is public. IRW downloads the data files from the FDIC website to extract several key variables of bank performance.

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The Accountability Project

The Accountability Project gives researchers and journalists a powerful but simple tool to search across data that would otherwise be siloed. Our collection includes more than 1.8 billion public records.

Illustration by depositphotos.