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About the National Consortium for Data Science

The National Consortium For Data Science (NCDS) is a collaboration of leaders in academia, industry and government formed to address the data challenges of the 21st century.  The NCDS was founded as a mechanism to help the U.S. take advantage of the ever increasing flow of digital data in ways that result in new jobs and industries, new advances in healthcare, transformative discoveries in science, and competitive advantages for U.S. industry.

To fully unleash the power of big data, the U.S. must develop and master data science—the systematic study of digital data. The National Consortium for Data Science provides the structure and leadership to cultivate a focused data science community and break through the challenges of big data to drive the field forward.

The NCDS works to advance four key goals:

  • Engage broad communities of data experts
  • Coordinate data science research priorities that span disciplines and industries
  • Facilitate the development of education and training programs
  • Apply NCDS expertise to data challenges in science, business, and government

The NCDS supports research infrastructure and projects, funds a Data Fellows program, convenes conferences, workshops, webinars and student career events, and offers the Data Matters Short Course Series for people in business, research and government. In addition, NCDS Working Groups bring academic, industry and government members together for a “deep dive” into areas of interest to corporate members. Currently, these working groups are examining the data challenges of the Internet of Things, data science opportunities in the U.S. workforce, and the challenge of using data to maximize research results while maintaining privacy.

For more information, please contact us at info@datascienceconsortium.org or check out these publications:

Establishing a National Consortium for Data Science National Consortium for Data Science Roadmap National Consortium for Data Science Roadmap
Establishing a National Consortium for Data Science National Consortium for Data Science Roadmap NCDS 2015 Annual Report