We use big data to provide research-led solutions to real world problems.

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Getting to grips with big data

26 January 2017

First Breakfast Briefing of 2017 tackles big data

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Meeting of 'big data' alliance

5 December 2016

Government, business and academia gather in Cardiff for launch of international research alliance.

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Social Data Science Lab awarded Big Data grant

14 November 2016

The new grant from the Economic and Social Research Council will fund the core activities of the Lab over the next 3 years.


See our range of interdisciplinary postgraduate courses, providing specialist education in data-intensive research methods.

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About us

Combining research expertise with professional partnerships, find out more about who we are and what we do.

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Our aim is to solve some of the issues and challenges faced by key sectors as they tackle the growing issue of big data.


Meet the people who are involved with the Data Innovation Research Institute