The Data Science Foundation will launch a cancer research discussion group within the next couple of months. The idea is to bring together people with relevant expertise and or access to resources and to initiate a discussion on how the group might contribute to work being done in this field. For example, we might have members who are data scientists with the ability and resources to undertake analytics projects and we might have members who are working for cancer research organisations who have data sets, but not the means to mine them. Alternatively, member organisations may wish to fund, or part fund a project.
- Participants must be members of the Data Science Foundation. (Membership is free of charge)
- Participants should possess at least one skill or have access to resources. For this group that could be a data science expertise, medical knowledge, statistics or mathematics ability or access to funding, IT or big data technology, or already be affiliated to an accredited research body
- There are no financial or time commitments, but we would hope that participants make a positive contribution
- Participants will not be paid for their input
- The Data Science Foundation will not benefit financially from this initiative. If a financial benefit does arise, this will be passed on to an accredited national cancer research body
- Once established, information on the groups participants and their work will be published on the datascience.foundation website
- One member of the group will be appointed as group chair and will report back to the Data Science Foundation Steering Group
- One member of the Data Science Foundation Steering Group will act as a Special Interest Group observer
To express an interest in becoming a member of this group please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
This is a test initiative, which if successful will be applied to other equally deserving areas.