HDSI and HDSR statements on anti-racism

The Harvard Data Science Initiative condemns the murders of eight people in Atlanta on March 16. Six of the eight victims were Asian women. Their killings took place against a backdrop of increasing violence and violent rhetoric towards Asian Americans and Asian American women in particular. These facts underscore the importance of recognizing and combating the pervasive systemic racism and misogyny in our society, and we are reminded of the important role data science can play in uncovering and addressing those and other forms of discrimination.

Read our full statement on AAPI Racism here.

The Harvard Data Science Initiative and the Harvard Data Science Review share the grief and outrage of people throughout the United States and around the world over the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other unnamed Black lives. We abhor the racial inequity that is felt every day by people across our country.

Read our full statement here.
Read our August 2020 update here.

COVID-19 Resources Collected by the HDSI

Researchers across Harvard are using data science to tackle the novel coronavirus in an attempt to understand its transmission and slow its spread.  In this unprecedented period, we will post their stories on this website and across our social media accounts.  Featured work may represent initial results of early stage research conducted at Harvard University and may not yet have undergone peer review.  This research is evolving quickly.

 If you know of important work or opportunities that you would like us to highlight, please email datascience@harvard.edu.

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Featured News from the Harvard Data Science Initiative

Harvard University and Elsevier sign Master Data Use Agreement

May 5, 2021

We are delighted to announce that Harvard University and Elsevier have signed a Master Data Use Agreement (DUA) that will facilitate access by Harvard researchers to a large multidisciplinary and multimodal collection of  Elsevier owned or managed datasets, including full-text article content, citation data, and curated data from different domains, including pharmacology and engineering.  Under the terms of the Agreement, Harvard researchers will have the opportunity to access these datasets for research purposes at no cost.   


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