The Data Lab is delivering a three-week Data Science Boot Camp in September 2016. This professional development programme, delivered in partnership with  New York’s globally renowned The Data Incubator, is a great opportunity for individuals who would like to develop their skills further. Find out how you can Sign up for the Data Lab Boot Camp here.

Register your interest for DATAFEST 2017, a first of its kind International Data Innovation Festival coming to Scotland in March 2017


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The Data Lab enables industry, public sector and world-class university researchers to innovate and develop new data science capabilities in a collaborative environment. Its core mission is to generate significant economic, social and scientific value from big data.

With a Scotland-wide presence and Hubs in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, it is in close proximity to leading industry and university institutions with world-class research in informatics and computer science. Hubs are focused on building relationships locally and delivering a range of activities that span across the three key areas:

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Collaborative Innovation

The main focus of The Data Lab is to strengthen Scotland’s local industry and transfer world-leading research in informatics and computer science into the global marketplace. 

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Skills & Training

The skills needed to exploit the data opportunity are in great demand and short supply. The Data Lab will work with industry and seek to create a pipeline of talented data scientists, equipped with the relevant skills.

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Community Building

The Data Lab connects world-leading researchers and data scientists with local industry and public sector organisations, giving them access to experts who can help collaborate on solutions to key problems.

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Where to Study Data Science in Scotland?

Aug 24 2016


To help narrow down the plethora of Data Science and related MSc and BSc courses in Scotland, we have created a simple web application that details what each course has to offer. 

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And the winners are...

Aug 22 2016

Our Data Science Boot Camp is around the corner and we are working hard on every detail to make this a memorable event. In anticipation to what has proved to be a popular programme, we partnered with MBN Solutions to run a video competition for the chance to win free spaces in the Boot Camp.

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What The Data Lab MSc project means for Waracle's clients

Aug 18 2016

Guest blog post by Waracle


In December, when most of the Waracle team were thinking about Christmas, our Optimisation team were jumping up and down with excitement when they heard about the opportunity to host a project for a local Data Lab MSc student. 

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