BIDS is a central hub of data-intensive research, open source software,
and data science training programs at UC Berkeley.
Our programs and initiatives are designed to facilitate collaboration across an increasingly diverse and active data science community of domain experts from the life, social, and physical sciences, as well as methodological experts from computer science, statistics, and applied mathematics. Since its launch in 2013, BIDS has cultivated an environment of open inquiry and discovery for data-intensive research. As an integral part of UC Berkeley’s Division of Data Science and Information, launched in 2019, we continue to seek new and creative ways to cross traditional academic boundaries and engage researchers representing a wide array of disciplines.
BIDS supports faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate/undergraduate research in a variety of fields in the life, health, social, and physical sciences, the humanities, and in computer science, statistics, and applied mathematics.
BIDS contributes to a number of open source, open science, and open data resource communities in support of academic research.
BIDS training programs reflect our commitment to augment degree programs and provide valuable, accessible resources that expand collaboration opportunities for the campus community.
Since its launch in 2013, BIDS has been supported by grants from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, with generous support from UC Berkeley. As part of the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environments (MSDSE), along with our colleagues at data science organizations at the University of Washington and New York University, we have sought to enhance data-driven discovery and support cross-disciplinary academic data scientists, research initiatives and training programs that advance data-intensive discovery; and to empower researchers to be more effective by utilizing new methods, new tools, new partnerships, and new career paths. The initial Working Groups, formed as part of these early efforts, continue to make substantive contributions to the data science community both here at UC Berkeley and across a growing nationwide community of academic data science.
We thank our Industry Partners for their affiliation with us, and in particular for their support of our research endeavors and workforce development.
- Goldman Sachs
- Johnson & Johnson / Janssen
- State Street
We are indebted to the University of California Berkeley Library for its ongoing provision of support for the BIDS community to convene at Doe Memorial Library, where we enjoy learning together and welcoming others. We also remain grateful to our primary supporters as they have enabled BIDS to play a major role in bringing data science to the forefront of academic research and training at Berkeley.
- Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
- Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Academic and Laboratory Partners
BIDS appreciates the support of these academic and research partners, in particular for their investment in BIDS Data Science Fellowships.
- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- UCSF Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute
The network of data-intensive units at Berkeley has many nodes, and we thank the following institutes, centers, and programs for collaborating to energize the network together.
- Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITTS)
- Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA)
- Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society (CSTMS)
- Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk (CDAR)
- Data Science Education Program (DSEP)
- Data Sciences for the 21st Century (DS421)
- FODA Institute (Foundations of Data Analysis)
- Guizhou Berkeley Big Data Innovation Research Center (GBIC)
- Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE)
- Social Science Data Laboratory (D-Lab)
BIDS continually seeks to expand our data science environment and welcome more collaborators who share our commitment to
Continually stretch the limits of data-driven discovery by creating and sharing innovatory research practices, solutions, and tools to benefit society, science, and the economy.
Those interested in discussing affiliation with the Institute are invited to learn about our membership programs, which offer multiple opportunities to engage with and support the world-class researchers, educators, and students advancing data science at UC Berkeley.
Corporate Collaborator - for custom-designed research and training programs
Please contact BIDS Executive Director David Mongeau at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.