The research at the Institute naturally operates on a variety and large collection of real-world datasets. Some of these are publicly available data while others may have restrictions imposed on their use by the data owners. In addition, the Institute’s research may further create, generate and collect data. Our position in Asia will allow us to collect unique datasets to tackle problems that are not present or less common in those Western world institutes.
The Institute will serve as a trusted broker and custodian of these datasets for research. Whenever possible, the Institute will share the datasets with NUS researchers and external partners affiliated with the Institute. The Institute will also develop best practices across NUS and the research community to improve data accessibility. The rich datasets accumulated by the Institute will continue to provide for developing transdisciplinary research in data science, and the building up of talents for a data-driven economy.