The Data Science Platform Netherlands (DSPN) is the national platform for ICT research within the Data Science domain. Data Science is the collection and analysis of so-called ‘Big Data’ according to academic methodology. DSPN unites all Dutch academic research institutions where Data Science is carried out from an ICT perspective, specifically the computer science or applied mathematics perspectives. The objectives of DSPN are to:
- Highlight the importance of ICT research in Big Data and Data Science, especially in national discussions about research and education.
- Exchange and disseminate information about Data Science research and education.
- Build and maintain a network of ICT researchers active in the field of Data Science.
DSPN is launched as part of the ICT Research Platform Netherlands (IPN) to give a voice to the Data Science initiatives of the Dutch ICT research organisations. For more information, see the website at: http://www.datascienceplatform.org/.