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There is a growing movement around the world to ensure the effective use of vast data collections to drive research, policy development and public good initiatives. LIDA brings together applied research groups and data scientists from all disciplines, opening up new opportunities to understand health and human behaviour and casting light on the action required to tackle a wide range of social and environmental problems.

Connecting academic research with external partners in business, government and the third sector; LIDA is matching the world class capabilities of University research with the needs and opportunities of local organisations.

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Education & Training

Take that next step with our latest masters and PhDs in data science or begin your career by enrolling in our Data Scientist Development Programme. Our regular free seminars and evolving data science masters will keep you learning whatever level you're at.

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Our specialist Data Analytics Team are here to support you and your research projects from start to finish, on our in-house Trusted Research Environment LASER, find out what they can do for you.

Latest news

Jenny Sexton Joins LIDA as First Data Science Lecturer 

Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) is proud to announce the appointment of Jenny Sexton as its first Data Science Lecturer. This strategic appointment marks a significant milestone in LIDA's mission to expand its academic capabilities in the rapidly evolving field of data science.  Jenny Sexton brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise...

Our AI UK 2024 Top Picks

AI UK returned for 2024 with Team LIDA taking a field trip to Westminster to find out what was top of the AI agenda for The Alan Turing Institute. With representatives from the Data Analytics Team, Research & Innovation and Operations, everyone had a clear favourite from the the two-day event, from national defence and...

Celebrating innovative LIDA women

Research finds that certain groups (such as women, those from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities) are underrepresented in the data workforce. A lack of workforce diversity has the potential to amplify existing inequalities and prejudices. According to a Parliamentary report “Data science skills in the UK workforce” (UK Parliament Post)... The 2020 Ipsos...

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Upcoming events

LIDA Health ECR Event: Grant Proposal Tips and Tricks

This workshop concludes our LIDA Health Grant Writing series. In this session, find out who won the grant proposal competition...

Data Science at LIDA: Human Behaviours (Food)

The 2nd instalment of our data science mini-series showcasing current research projects here at Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA)....

Games and Immersive Storytelling for Social Change

Creative duo Judi Alston and Andy Campbell share insights into their visually striking immersive games and digital storytelling experiences spanning...

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