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Data scientists seek perfect match

By Sarah Barker, Our Community Director of Data Intelligence

Posted: February 5, 2018

Innovation Lab

Our Community is looking for opportunities to collaborate with other social-change organisations.

Right now, Our Community is looking for a project to feed to our Innovation Lab, one that our data scientists can sink their teeth into - at no cost to your organisation. The organisation whose idea is selected will get the benefit of free data science knowledge and expertise. The project will help Our Community to understand the types of data problems our members have, and exercise our team's skills in solving them.

See below for information on how to apply.

Project overview

Our Community would like to work in partnership with a not-for-profit organisation, to gather, analyse and report on some of that organisation's data.

The aims are:

We see this research project as a valuable learning exercise for both us and the not-for-profit organisation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is data science?

Data science is the practice of applying scientific and mathematical/statistical methods to the analysis of information, particularly large quantities of information, to create insights into what has happened in the past, and/or what is likely to happen in the future.

What is a data scientist?

A data scientist is someone who has the technical and mathematical skills that allow them to conduct deep analysis of information collected through a range of sources. They're part statistician, part software engineer and use a variety of methods to sort, clean and analyse data.

Data scientists can come from a variety of professional and academic backgrounds, but whatever their background, they are inherently curious. They are most powerful when they work in combination with subject matter experts.

Why should my organisation care about data science?

Data science can be used in a variety of ways to create value for your organisation.

It can help:

For some other example projects, visit this blog page.

Do we need to have a lot of data to participate?

No, you don't. We are not expecting you to provide all of the data necessary for the project. You might have a great idea we could explore together that relies on data from other sources, for example open data sources or data sourced from other organisations.

How to apply

To apply to be part of this innovative project, submit your idea through the application form at https://innovationlab.smartygrants.com.au/nfp-data-project


For more information about this exciting initiative, please contact Sarah Barker.

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