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The West Big Data Innovation Hub is an inclusive community for catalyzing and scaling data science for societal needs. Our mission is to build and strengthen partnerships across academia, industry, nonprofits, and government—connecting research, education, and practice to harness the data revolution.

The West Hub is led in collaboration across three host institutions: the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Washington; and the University of California, San Diego.


Our community 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.


Your input and participation—from roundtables, poster sessions, and summits, to year-round open data projects, team-building, and sharing of opportunities and feedback—has been crucial to the development of the West Hub’s Phase 2 trajectory, including our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.

Innovation doesn’t happen in isolation. Founded in 2015, the four Big Data Hubs work closely together as well as forging partnerships across the country and world, to enable real solutions to societal and scientific problems. Each Hub represents the constituents of one of the four Census regions of the United States: Midwest, Northeast, South, and West. 

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