New Approaches to Data Science

Increasing areas of technology and society are becoming ever more data rich. This is creating a growing need to be able to manage, process and interpret multiple sources of increasingly complex and/or large-scale data in order to enable people to extract value, make decisions and take appropriate action.

This call aims to support new approaches to data science driven by real world challenges, with projects undertaken in close collaboration by teams of researchers from the Mathematical Sciences and/or ICT, together with researchers in other disciplines and end-users.

We are seeking to build a culture of co-creation with commitment from all partners to engage with each other throughout the research programme. In addition we expect host institutions to support the development of lasting communities in this area by catalysing long term culture change and building skills capacity. Applicants should demonstrate how their approach is new in the data science landscape, complements existing investments in data science (e.g. relevant current EPSRC grants, Alan Turing Institute, Farr Institute, etc.) and cannot be supported through them.

As the UK's national centre for Data Science, the Alan Turing Institute is enthusiastic about working with successful projects resulting from this call. More details on this can be found in the 'Aim and Scope of the call' section of the full call document below.

There is up to £10 million available for this call and we expect to fund three to four programmes of research.

Information day

An information day was held on 15 November 2016 for applicants to ask questions about the call and network with potential collaborators. The report from the day and slides presented by EPSRC are given below, under "Resources". Attendees raised a number of questions that are included in the frequently asked questions document (also available below).

Interested data science stakeholders

A number of data science stakeholders have expressed an interest in the call. It is not a requirement of the call to involve these organisations, but they are happy to be contacted.