About Us

Building a data science community for the economy of the future

The National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS) is a collaboration of leaders in academia, industry, and government formed to address the data challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. NCDS helps members take advantage of data in ways that result in new jobs and transformative discoveries.

We connect diverse communities of data science experts to support a 21st century data-driven economy by:

  • Building data science career pathways and creating a data-literate workforce
  • Bridging the gap between data scientists in the public and private sectors
  • Supporting open and democratized data


Our Parent Organization

The National Consortium for Data Science is a project of RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute). Since their launch in 2004 as an institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, RENCI has been developing and deploying advanced technologies to enable research discoveries and practical innovations. Click here to learn more.