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Moore & Sloan Foundation Data Science Environment Project

Partnership project for data science

Website: Moore & Sloan Foundation Data Science Environment Project

Project Synopsis

This is a 5-year partnership with UC Berkeley, NYU, with $37.8 million in funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to build a distributed Data Science Environment to advance data science research and practice across all disciplines.  At the UW, the grant has been used to: fund new research positions, including data scientists who specialize in software and work with researchers across campus; postdoctoral data science fellows pursuing interdisciplinary research agendas; and partially funded research scientists stationed in other departments and centers. A dedicated Data Science Studio on campus has meeting areas and drop-in workspaces to encourage collaboration across the UW's colleges and schools. One of the goals is to support new career paths that allow experts in data science the freedom to remain in academia and apply their skills to the most important problems in data-intensive research.

People Involved

Libraries Role

The Libraries has been involved in this project from the beginning, including participation in the grant proposal process.  Many of the events associated with the Data Science Environment take place in the Data Science Studio, contributed by the Libraries.

  • Jenny Muilenburg, Data Curriculum and Communications Librarian is a member of the Education Working Group
  • Liz Bedford, Data Services Project Librarian is a member of the leadership team for the Reproducibility & Open Science Working Group

Members of the Libraries Research Data Services unit hold studio hours in the Data Science Studio.