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U of U Unveils One Utah Data Science Hub

Sep 16, 2022
One Utah Data Science Hub

The University of Utah is excited to unveil the One Utah Data Science Hub, a university-wide effort designed to enhance research, training, and infrastructure focused on data science. In line with One Utah goals, the Hub unites expertise from across campus to create new connections, teams, and synergies. 

The Hub will initially host two new initiatives to accelerate data science research: 

Seed Grant Program 

To support these initiatives, the One Utah Data Science Hub is also announcing a Data Science Seed Grant Program. Researchers can request up to $50,000 in seed grant funding to develop pilot data and/or resources with the potential to impact data-centric activities and generate successful external funding applications. Applications will be due by 11:59pm (MST) on Monday, November 7th, 2022. Full program and eligibility details are published in this downloadable RFA and on the InfoReady Application Portal.

Faculty interested in learning more about the Data Science Seed Grant Program are invited to attend an online information session. At these sessions, Faculty Directors will discuss the seed grant program guidelines and provide space for concept-sharing and proposal matchmaking.

Carpentries Data Science Workshop: Intro to UNIX, Git and Python Programming 

As an effort to expand data science education, a two-day in person Intro to UNIX, Git and Python Programming workshop will be held on October 11 and October 12 and is open to grad students, postdocs, staff, and faculty with priority given to individuals with no prior experience. This is the first of multiple forthcoming workshops with a future focus on, as examples, R programming and fundamentals of data science.

Dates: October 11, 12; ~9am-5pm  Location: Eccles Health Science Education Building  Curriculum: https://software-carpentry.org/lessons/  Registration: https://bit.ly/3L1WnFS Cost: $100; payment will be coordinated through Chartfields