Data intensive science has a huge, and rapidly growing, potential to influence the economic and societal health and wealth of the UK and the wider world. With the expertise in handling large volumes, complexities and rates of data to address real questions, the STFC community has a huge amount to offer. This potential has been clearly recognised by the universities, industries and businesses that have come together to form DISCnet. DISCnet capitalises on our existing long-term collaborative and business engagement experiences through SEPnet, exploits our UK-leading expertise in STFC science, and our established close interdisciplinary links within, and between, our universities.

The Data Intensive Science Centre in SEPnet, DISCnet, is an STFC Centre for Doctoral Training, providing a platform upon which we can train a new generation of data intensive scientists – around 60 over two initial cohorts. Our vision is to form a sustainable centre of innovative education, training and research in data intensive science for postgraduate students with a physics-related background. This vision is strongly supported by the commitments from our universities and business partners.

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For more information about DISCnet, contact Professor Seb Oliver at