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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

Our regular free seminars and evolving data science masters will get you ready for that next step. Take that next step with our latest masters and PhDs in data science or begin your journey by enrolling in our Data Scientist Development Programme.

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Our specialist Data Analytics Team are here to support you and your projects from start to finish, find out what they can do for you.

Latest news

Inclusive Leadership and the 100 Black Women Professors NOW programme

LIDA affiliates Dr Jon Ward and Dr Marlous Hall recently took part in a multi-institutional Inclusive Leadership Workshop at the University of Manchester as part of their roles in the 100 Black Women Professors NOW Programme – aiming to increase the number of Black women in the academic pipeline. Of around 24,000 professors in the...

2023 Research Funding Top Trends 

By Paul Evans, Research and Innovation Development Manager, LIDA  Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere in mainstream media at the moment and in the world of data science, AI research funding is booming and becoming noticeably embedded into a lot of funding calls. One of the major research funding councils Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council...

Increasing diversity in data science workforce with Masters scholarships

The University of Leeds, via Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA), is offering scholarships for students to study data science-related Masters courses, which will help increase diversity and improve skills gaps in the digital workforce. Applications are now open for 18 scholarships to study on three data science-related Masters courses in the 2023-24 academic year,...

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Upcoming events

Understanding General Practitioners’ referral decisions for young patients with cancer symptoms: a qualitative study

As the likelihood of developing cancer rises with age, some NICE guidelines include age as one of the criteria to...

SciML Leeds Hackathon

Welcome to the SciML Leeds Hackathon! This exciting event will focus on using machine learning to identify the dominant ice-water...

LIDA Data Science Infrastructures Programme Workshop

LIDA will be hosting a workshop on infrastructures for data science, machine learning applications and cutting cloud/edge data infrastructures. This...

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