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Data Innovation Research Institute

The Data Innovation Research Institute has been set up to conduct fundamental research into the aspects of managing, analysing and interpreting massive volumes of textual and numerical information.

Our influence

Our institute is the university's hub for data science, encompassing research, teaching, High Performance Computing (HPC) and industry collaboration:



High performance computing


We solve some of the issues and challenges faced by academics and key sectors as they tackle the growing issue of big or complex data.

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

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

Our research software engineers can work with you to produce cutting edge, high quality research helping you stay at the forefront of your domain.

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

Latest news

Shows a representation of a brain in a head with an ice cream and an apple as if there is a choice to be made between them

A Data Innovation Research Institute research software engineer has worked with colleagues in Psychology to launch an app that encourages healthy eating choices

1 September 2021

The Data Innovation Research Institute has worked with colleagues in Cardiff University's Brain Imaging Centre to launch a brain training app that hopes to encourage healthy eating choices

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Training public sector data experts

16 June 2020

University launches professional development programme in partnership with the Office for National Statistics

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8 June 2020

Working from home? Have you developed lower back pain? Free personalised tool launched for Cardiff University and NHS Wales staff