The awards recognise the contribution made by individuals who create and share data science knowledge and understanding. All members of the Data Science Foundation are eligible to participate in the awards. Individual membership is free of charge.
To register your interest in becoming a member of the Data Science Foundation visit the Join Us page. Select a membership type on the form from the dropdown options and add your contact details. You will be sent an email containing a link to activate your account. Membership for Individual, Associate Members and University Administrators is free of charge. The costs associated with Corporate and Supplier membership are shown on the Membership Fees page.
Which type of membership to choose?
INDIVIDUAL: Data scientists, computer programmers, mathematicians, statisticians, related disciplines, students studying for a relevant qualification
ASSOCIATE: People working with data scientists and data science agencies, those interested in learning more about data science
CORPORATE: Companies using data science to generate insight
SUPPLIER: Companies providing data science and related services
UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATORS: Data Science and related course leaders or university representatives
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With these aims in mind, the foundation’s website has been built as a communications platform, a publishing tool and as a means for members to procure expertise or obtain employment. The site is a source of information for the media and for those interested in learning about data science.
The primary aims of the Data Science Foundation are to:
The Data Science Foundation is working to:
Data science is the structured approach to the extraction of intelligence from data. Data science combines techniques from disciplines such as statistics, computer science, operations research and many others to derive insight from data. Increases in computing power and the development of techniques to combine and analyse large and complex datasets have vastly improved the quality of insight that can be drawn from data. In a business context, this has enabled companies to develop a richer understanding of their customers’ behaviour, improve their production operations and build more accurate models of demand and capacity. Data science continues to improve organisations’ ability to plan for the future by providing a more solid foundation upon which to base their decisions.