- Creating Institutional Change in Data Science
- Evaluation of the MSDSE
- White Papers and Reports from our Community
How do we create and sustain long-term institutional structures which support the new generation of scientists whose research depends crucially on the analysis of massive, noisy, and/or complex data and whose work may require substantial curation and/or development efforts? What about those scientists who focus entirely on building next-generation tools that others ultimately use to derive new science? Read about what the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environments are exploring for their campuses:
In 2015, the Sloan and Moore Foundations contracted with Abt Associates to conduct a 3-year evaluation of the MSDSE program, which concluded in Fall 2018. The study drew on several sources: review of MSDSE reports, websites, and policy papers; three site visits to each university; 132 interviews and two on-line surveys of participants and non-participants; and observations at three all hands summits. In addition, Abt Associates examined the broader data science landscape by interviewing the leaders of 17 entities similar to MSDSEs about their efforts.
- The University of Washington’s eScience Institute “Reflections on five years of the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment”
- New York University’s Center for Data Science, MSDSE News
- Updates from University of California, Berkeley Institute for Data Science – link coming soon
Our growing community has learned a lot over the last 6 years. Below is a collections of papers and reports on some of the best practices and lessons learned from the MSDSEs and beyond.
- New Collaboration for New Education: Libraries in the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environments
- Career Paths and Prospects in Academic Data Science: Report of the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environments Survey
- Building an Urban Data Science Summer Program at the University of Washington eScience Institute
- Hack weeks as a model for data science education and collaboration
- The BIDS Best Practices in Data Science Series