The Alliance for Data Science Professionals

The Alan Turing Institute is a member of the Alliance for Data Science Professionals, a group of UK professional bodies and a government laboratory to establish industry-wide professional standards for data science to ensure an ethical and well-governed approach so that the public can have confidence in how data are being used.  

The Alliance members, who initially convened in July 2020, are BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), the Operational Research Society, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, The Alan Turing Institute and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL). They are supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society.  

The Alliance is working to define the standards expected of people who work with data and explore the issues of accreditation and certification to ensure data science and AI training meets the needs of the current and future workforce. Find out more about the work of the Alliance.

“We are delighted to contribute to the valuable work of the Alliance, to ensure data science and AI training meets the needs of the current and future workforce. The Alliance’s members are ideally positioned to address ambiguities around data skills definitions, ensure the consistent application of standards across industries, and maintain these standards to accurately represent emerging skills needs. The Alliance will play a significant role in establishing and upholding the professional values necessary to ensure ethical, fair and safe professional practices around data and AI.”  

Dr Matthew Forshaw, Senior Advisor for Skills at The Alan Turing Institute  

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