Data Study Group - March 2023

Learn more Apply now Add to Calendar 03/13/2023 09:00 AM 03/24/2023 05:00 PM Europe/London Data Study Group - March 2023 Location of the event
Monday 13 Mar 2023 - Friday 24 Mar 2023
Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Event type

Data Study Groups
Free- Virtual hackathon



Stage 1: The Precursor Stage (part-time)

  • The precursor stage will last one week in the run up to the 'event stage' (Monday 13 March – 17 March 2023).
  • The maximum time commitment is 2.5 hours a day.
  • This includes online workshops, presentations and team building which will prepare participants for the 'event stage'.

Event Stage (full-time)

  • The 'event stage' will run in-person at Newcastle University (Monday 20 March – Friday 24 March).
  • Group work begins and continues throughout.

Applicants should be able to commit to the duration of the event. The Alan Turing Institute is committed to supporting individual circumstances, please do not hesitate to email [email protected] to discuss any reasonable adjustments.


The challenges are:

  • The Rivers Trust - Applying Graph Neural Nets in the freshwater environment
  • AkzoNobel - Title TBC
  • Northern Powergrid - Title TBC
  • Leeds Institute for Data Analytics - Exploring Multimorbidity and Patterns of Long-term Conditions 
  • Leeds Institute for Data Analytics - Volcano Deformation from Space
  • Leeds Institute for Data Analytics - Detecting and Locating Earthquakes with Machine Learning

About the event

What are Data Study Groups?

These are intensive 'collaborative hackathons' hosted at the Turing, which bring together organisations from industry, government and the third sector, with talented multi-disciplinary researchers from academia.

Organisations act as Data Study Group 'Challenge Owners', providing real-world problems and datasets to be tackled by small groups of highly talented, carefully selected researchers.
Researchers brainstorm and engineer data science solutions, presenting their work at the end of the week.

How to apply

Applications are being accepted through Flexi-Grant – apply now to avoid disappointment.

Apply now

Why apply?

The Turing's Data Study Groups are popular and productive collaborative events and a fantastic opportunity to rapidly develop and test your data science skills with real-world data. The event also offers participants the chance to forge new networks for future research projects and build links with The Alan Turing Institute – the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.

It’s hard work, a crucible for innovation and a space to develop new ways of thinking.

Read reports from previous Data Study Groups to see challenges and outcomes.


What if I am already part of the Turing community?

If you are employed by one of the Institute’s 13 university partners, please contact your University Liaison Manager – list available here – to make them aware of your application. They can provide support, answer questions and involve you as part of the Turing community at your university from now on.

If you are employed at a university that received a Turing Network Development Award, please contact your Award lead – list available here (scroll to the bottom of the page) – to make them aware of your application.

More FAQs for Data Study Group applicants.

Find out more

Learn more about being a DSG participant including FAQs

How to write a great Data Study Group application

Queries can be directed to the Data Study Group Team