Research institutes

Institute of Data Science

Vast amounts of data being generated across all segments of society. If taken advantage of, these data offer an unprecedented opportunity to accelerate scientific discovery, to improve healthcare and wellbeing, and to strengthen our communities. Data Science is an interdisciplinary field concerning the scientific methods, systems and workflows to obtain insights from data.

Data Science has the potential to affect all aspects of human activity. We embrace this development and are preparing a new generation of data scientists, scholars and entrepreneurs who work in a collaborative manner to tackle the world’s most pressing problems.

Research

Research at IDS focuses on: 

  • accelerating scientific discovery through powerful platforms for scalable, collaborative and reproducible discovery science
  • improving clinical care and wellbeing by developing a learning health system to understand the health of diverse populations and to maximise the wellness and health outcomes for individuals.
  • empowering communities so that they can learn what works, what doesn’t, and how to enact change to improve the quality of life for themselves and their neighbours

IDS aims to tackle impactful research problems through multidisciplinary teams involving students, researchers, partners, and stakeholders inside and out of the university. We aim to train the next generation of data scientists to be even more collaborative and interdisciplinary.

News

  • Institute for Data Science

    Institute of Data Science lands two major research projects on FAIR data

    Monday, October 9, 2017

    The Institute of Data Science (IDS) at Maastricht University is the only European research group invited to take part in an international research project led by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) in the USA.

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  • IDS - Amrapali Zaveri - Best Paper

    IDS's Amrapali Zaveri wins 'Best In-Use Paper Award'

    Thursday, June 1, 2017

    Dr Amrapali Zaveri, along with the co-authors, won the Best In-Use Paper at the 14th European Semantic Web Conference for the paper entitled 'smartAPI: Towards a more intelligent network of Web APIs'.

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  • UM featured in series about exceptional universities

    Saturday, May 13, 2017

    This week, Maastricht University was featured in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in a series about exceptional universities. Amongst other people, the newspaper talked to Professor Michel Dumontier, Professor Hildegard Schneider and Martin Paul, UM’s president.

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