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Interdisciplinary research workshops




C2D3 invites suggestions for interdisciplinary workshops. The aim of the workshops are to promote interactions between researchers across Cambridge, and to identify key interdisciplinary challenges in big data research, that we will adopt and promote via the Interdisciplinary Research Centre networks. 

These may be linked to any of the research themes within C2D3,  may cut across these, or may focus on a different aspect entirely. We are looking for exciting ideas where further research is needed, particularly those requiring cross-disciplinary collaboration. Applications from groups or individuals are welcomed.

The outcomes will be strengthened networks, intellectual exchange and the development of new interdisciplinary project ideas. Workshops will receive the support of the Initiative and Coordinator in identifying funding opportunities for the resulting projects.

Please note that to propose a workshop, you must be a member of the Cambridge Centre for Data-Driven Discovery (C2D3). Members can log in to apply online.

We provide:

  • Seed funding for workshop (up to £500), to cover catering, room hire and costs of workshop administration. As the workshops are primarily intended to support interdisciplinary collaboration across Cambridge, travel expenses for speakers will not normally be covered.
  • Support for workshop planning and administration
  • Access to the C2D3 network to attract participants or identify collaborators
  • Post-workshop support in identifying funding sources

You must provide:

  • A title and short description of the workshop theme, clearly identifying the cross-cutting challenges, the context of the proposal and the benefit to collaboration across disciplines (including which disciplines you expect to be included). Please include a justification for the workshop proposed – why is it timely, novel and what will it deliver? 
  • Name and contact details of the workshop organiser and nomination of a workshop chair 
  • Suggestions of speakers, particularly from across C2D3 (please first consult the member directory). Speakers should be a mixture of PIs and postdocs. 
  • Details of any matched funding provided. Matched funding is not a requirement, but increases the likelihood that your proposal will be supported, and could be used, for example, to support travel expenses for an external speaker. 
  • A report, after the event, on the outcomes of the workshop and your future plans

About us

The Cambridge Centre for Data-Driven Discovery (C2D3) brings together researchers and expertise from across the academic departments and industry to drive research into the analysis, understanding and use of data science.

The Centre is funded by a series of collaborations with partners in business and industry which have an interest in using data science for the benefit of their customers and their organisations. Our founding partner is Aviva, the UK’s leading insurance company. We work with industrial partners to build a portfolio of collaborative research projects, provide professional development opportunities for their own staff and access to the full breadth and depth of the University’s talent pool in the area of data science.

With unprecedented access to increasing volumes of data, our research ranges from the underlying fundamentals in mathematics and computer science, to data science applications across all six University Schools of Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Technology.

In parallel, our research addresses important issues around law, ethics and economics, in order to apply data science to solve challenging problems for society.

C2D3 supports collaboration and knowledge transfer in this growing field.

Join us.