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An inclusive community for catalyzing and scaling data science for social needs


The West Big Data Innovation Hub, one of four regional hubs funded by the National Science Foundation, includes contributors and data enthusiasts from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and a global network of partners.


Our mission is to build and strengthen strategic partnerships across academia, industry, nonprofits, and government — connecting research, education, and practice to harness the data revolution.


The West Hub is your Hub. Whether it is participating in a data challenge or carpentry workshop or working towards a more resilient water future—and everything in between—we invite you to join our diverse and growing team of stakeholders that envisions a community empowered to contribute to a thriving West.


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Raise awareness of regional opportunities, inspiring new contributions and commitments

Catalyze team formation across academia, industry, nonprofits, and government

 Develop and enable translational data science pilot projects in our thematic areas

Support data science education, training, and workforce development


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World Water Week Session: Data-Driven Water Systems Solutions for Communities


The West Hub hosted the virtual Data-Driven Water Systems Solutions for Communities session at World Water Week on August 21. The event explored the intersections of AI-centric data, analysis, and water research and management as it relates to community-driven actions for equitable water solutions. View the recording here.

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The West Hub has an array of affiliates throughout the western states. Click on each state for a glimpse of "big data" spotlights.

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CISE Southwest Research Expansion Aspiring Investigators Conference Held in Tucson

The University of Arizona recently hosted a two-day conference in Tucson. The conference focused on identifying and developing collaborative proposals to the Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF).


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HSRA Federal Grants Bootcamp

Are you interested in learning more about funding opportunities from the Health Resources and Service Administration (HSRA)?  If so, please register for the free Federal Grants Bootcamp, designed for Hispanic Serving Institutions and held July 29 to August 2 (2-5pm ET). 

The HRSA provides equitable health care to the nation’s highest-need communities. programs support people with low incomes, people with HIV, pregnant people, children, parents, rural communities, transplant patients and the health workforce. For more information about the HSRA’s grant programs see:

To apply for the bootcamp click here.


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