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Applications open | Turing Data Study Group | April 2021

Applications are now open for the Turing Data Study Group in April 2021.

Data Study Groups are intensive, collaborative hackathons which bring together organisations from industry, government, and the third sector, with talented multi-disciplinary researchers from academia. Organisations act as Challenge Owners, providing real-world problems to be tackled by researchers.

The events provide a fantastic opportunity for early career researchers to rapidly develop their data science skills using real-world data. The event also offers participants the chance to forge new networks for future research projects and build links within The Alan Turing Institute and industry. PhDs, postdocs, those with equivalent non-traditional qualifications/experience and other early career researchers can apply.

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Please note that due to COVID-19 the Data Study Group will be run remotely over three weeks.

For full details of this format, including the time commitment involved, please read the event page.


The challenges put forward are:

  • CityMaaS - Making travel in cities accessible for people with disabilities through prediction and personalisation
  • Entale - Recommendation Systems for Podcast Discovery
  • Odin Vision - Exploring AI supported decision-making for early-stage diagnosis of colorectal cancer
  • University of Sheffield / Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) – Predictive maintenance of robotic machining tools using acceleration and force data
  • Wearable Sensors - Activity recognition using wrist-worn accelerometers

For detailed information about the challenges please visit the Data Study Groups website. Further challenges may be added at a later date.

How to apply

Applications are now open. Applications must be submitted via Flexi-Grant. If you have not done so already, you will need to create a basic Flexi-Grant account. It is quick and free to register. Please be aware you will be required to activate your account via email. If you have any questions regarding the application form or using the online system please email 

Before applying, read the guidance on how to write a successful Data Study Group application

Applications close on 4th March 2021 at 12:00 noon GMT.



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