Tuesday, November 13, 2007

CSIRO research program takes data leadership

CSIRO has announced a new program, Terabyte Science, (press release: From molecules to the Milky Way: dealing with the data deluge) that is oriented around dealing with the issues of the large volumes of data generated by much of modern science. While this includes the difficult problem of the management of large volumes of data, this program will also focus on new ways to analyse and exploit this data.

Kudos to CSIRO for recognizing this issue and realizing an important program for data science, both to their own country and the rest of us. Hopefully other such initiatives will take hold in other countries. And perhaps we will be seeing some of their work published in CODATA's Data Science Journal. (Disclosure: I am an observer on the Canadian National Committee for CODATA).

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