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QuickWire: 3 Universities Join to Make Big Data More Useful

New York University is teaming up with the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Washington on a five-year effort to help researchers take advantage of ever-increasing amounts of information by improving both data management and data analysis. The project, slated to cost $37.8-million, is being underwritten by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

A news release says the project will encourage data experts to collaborate with researchers in disciplines like astrophysics, economics, and genetics. It will also build on current efforts to create “an ecosystem of analytical tools and research practices” for big data, and it will promote sustainable career paths for “a new generation of scientists whose research focuses on the multidisciplinary analysis of massive, noisy, and complex scientific data.”

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