A Shared Mission
Data science is happening everywhere—so let’s work together. The Big Data Innovation Hubs bring together a wide-ranging and inclusive community to collaborate with data on shared societal and scientific priorities. National initiatives such as the COVID Information Commons, the Keeping Data Science Broad program, and the Data Sharing & Cyberinfrastructure Working Group are how we convene this grassroots community and amplify impact.
COVID Information Commons
The COVID Information Commons (CIC) is an open resource to explore NSF-funded research addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Launched in July 2020, the purpose of the CIC is facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration across various COVID research efforts addressing the many facets of the pandemic, through an open and accessible platform. It has since evolved from there into a growing and thriving community.
Social Cybersecurity Working Group
Social media and digital communication tools have largely been considered as positive vehicles of change. However, state/non-state actors, extremists, and terrorists have quite effectively harnessed modern communication platforms to influence mass thinking, manipulate discourse and fabricate perceptions. To address the problems that affect our cognitive security, we have created the Social Cybersecurity Working Group, a collaborative platform bringing data scientists, social scientists, cognitive scientists, psychologists, security experts, and others to learn, share, and develop new concepts, ideas, and principles.
The Trustworthy Data Working Group
Open science relies on data integrity, collaboration, high performance computing, and scalable tools to achieve results, but currently lacks effective cybersecurity programs that address the trustworthiness of scientific data. The Trustworthy Data Working Group (TDWG) is a collaboration between the four Big Data Hubs and Trusted CI, the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, along with other partners. The goal of the working group is to understand scientific data security concerns and provide guidance on ensuring data trustworthiness.
The Data Science Education and Workforce Working Group
Data literacy is essential to navigate the current deluge of data in almost every scientific discipline and business sector. The United States suffers from a lack of a trained workforce to meet both current and emerging demands, making data science a critical element of educating students for the 21st century. The Data Science Education and Workforce working group has zeroed in on a plan to collect and provide practical resources and models of engagement for broadening and deepening the available pool of data literate talent.
Keeping Data Science Broad Webinar Series
Having the skills to understand and make sense of data can provide a sense of power – or conversely, a sense of powerlessness to communities without these skills. The economic and social consequences of the Data Divide severely limit the opportunities of those who are unable to take advantage of the data revolution. The goal of this series is to garner community input into pathways for keeping data science as a discipline broadly inclusive, with input from data science programs in any region across the nation, either traditional or alternative, and from a range of institution types including minority-serving institutions, community colleges, liberal arts colleges, tribal colleges, universities, and industry partners.
Data Sharing & Cyberinfrastructure Working Group
The quantity of data available for research continues to grow exponentially. Investments are being made in academia, industry, government and not-for-profits to efficiently connect computers, laboratories, data, and people for research and application. Too many of these efforts occur in isolation, creating missed opportunities for collaboration and potential gaps in tools and capabilities to accelerate innovation. The Data Sharing and Cyberinfrastructure Working Group is a collaboration across all four of the Big Data Innovation Hubs, created to share research, provide linkages between research silos, and welcome new entrants in the national cyberinfrastructure (CI) space.
Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) PI Meeting and Coordination Activity
This is the inaugural PI meeting for the National Science Foundation’s Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) Big Idea. HDR is a visionary, national-scale activity to enable new modes of data-driven discovery, allowing fundamentally new questions to be asked and answered in science and engineering frontiers, generating new knowledge and understanding, and accelerating discovery and innovation.
Driver Video Privacy Challenge
Building upon the National Transportation Data Challenge, the Driver Video Privacy Challenge asks, “How can we gain safety insights from in-cabin driver video — while preserving privacy?”
CONNECT WITH US
Launched by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2015, we engage communities, share resources, and build partnerships that harness the data revolution to address societal and scientific challenges.
Metro/Urban Data Science
Natural Resources & Hazards
Big Data Technology
Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
Smart, Connected, and Resilient Communities
Big Data in Health
Health and Disparities
Smart Cities and Communities
Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
Environment and Coastal Hazards
Education + Data Literacy
Urban to Rural Communities
Responsible Data Science: Security + Privacy Ethics