ABOUT

The Center for Data Intensive Science at the University of Chicago is a research center pioneering translational data science to advance biology, medicine, and environmental research.  

Data driven research approaches require interdisciplinary innovation in computing technology, algorithms, and statistical models. The growing volume of data available necessitates advances in the sophistication of these methods. Our work centers around developing instruments to integrate commons of complex data with cloud computing technology.  We architect large scale commons of research data, computing resources, applications, tools, services.  Through this approach, we can more effectively use data at scale to study and pursue scientific inquiry in the areas of biology, medicine, healthcare, and the environment. 

We are leaders in data sharing, expanding opportunities for dissemination among the research community and accelerating discovery. Our leadership emerged with the launch of the first open-source cloud-based computational research platform recognized as an NIH Trusted Partner, achieving rigorous data quality and data management service requirements. Today we offer over seven petabytes of rich research data through our data commons platforms.

We are based in Chicago, but our work engages collaborators from across the world.


I can’t tell you how excited I am about this
— Former Vice President, Joe Biden
“I can’t tell you how excited I am about this,” said Biden, as he toured the facility and spoke with UChicago cancer researchers, including Robert Grossman, principal investigator for the GDC and director of the Center for Data Intensive Science at UChicago. Read More → 

“I can’t tell you how excited I am about this,” said Biden, as he toured the facility and spoke with UChicago cancer researchers, including Robert Grossman, principal investigator for the GDC and director of the Center for Data Intensive Science at UChicago.

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