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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.

Research & Innovation

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.

Research Technology

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

LIDA appoints new Co-Director and Director of Research and Innovation

Leeds Institute for Data Analytics has appointed Professor Susan Grant Muller as Co–Director and Dr Roger Beecham as Director of Research and Innovation. Susan and Roger will join Professor Chris Gale (Co–Director), Professor Roy Ruddle (Director of Research Technology), Professor Paul Baxter (Director of Education and Training) and Dominic Frankis (Director of Operations) as members...

Forecasting the Future: Pioneering Weather Predictions with Machine Learning

by Maria Luisa Taccari On Monday, 30 Oct 2023, The Alan Turing Institute (the UK's national institute for data science and artificial intelligence) and the Met Office (the United Kingdom's national weather service) announced a partnership aimed at revolutionizing weather forecasting using artificial intelligence (AI). This collaboration aims to develop AI models that will enhance...

LIDA Annual Showcase 2023

I’m delighted to share with you our LIDA Annual Showcase 2023, in it you’ll find a series of case studies, videos and commentaries from across our Research and Innovation, Education and Training and Research Technology portfolios. As you are aware, LIDA’s overarching vision, strongly aligned to the University’s academic strategy for the period 2020-2030: Universal...

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Upcoming events

Data Science at LIDA - Not in Employment, Education or Training "NEET"

The 4th instalment of our data science mini-series showcasing current research projects here at the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics...

Data Science Careers Event 2024

Join our free data science careers event featuring speakers from across industry including Visa, Asda and the Alan Turing Institute....

Introduction to Data Visualisation with Python

The Research Computing Team ( has developed an introductory data visualisation course over the past year. The event is now also...

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