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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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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

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...

Fair Attribution Guidelines - LIDA staff, products and services

The University recently published its Fair Attribution Guidelines. The guidance recognises the importance of technical, technologists and skills specialists in conducting research and innovation within the University, and that the quality of the outputs is not only enhanced through the equipment and services available, but also by the teams of talented support staff helping deliver the...

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Upcoming events

Using aspirin to prevent cancer

Speaker bio: Dr Kelly Lloyd is a Research Fellow working in the area of behavioural oncology research at the Leeds...

Making your data visualisations more effective

Good data visualisation requires appreciation and careful consideration of the technical aspects of data presentation. But it also involves a...

Perceptual reality is not as it seems

Host: Carlo Campagnoli Speaker: Fulvio Domini, Professor at Brown University (Dept of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences.) Abstract: VR and XR technologies...

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