Yale Day of Data 2020 recap

February 4, 2021

On December 3 and 4, 2020, Yale hosted its annual Day of Data virtually, for the first time.

Day of Data is an annual symposium aiming to foster cross-disciplinary awareness of common data challenges in a conference-like setting. Attendees come from Medicine, the Humanities, the Social Sciences, and the Sciences.

This year’s theme, “In the Service of Data,” bought together researchers from across the university sharing how they use data and data resources in their research.

Emily Wong, Associate professor at the Yale School of Medicine and director of the SEICHE Center for Health and Justice, delivered the keynote, bringing light to the research challenges of studying correctional facilities and the health of those impacted by mass incarceration. Dr. Wang shared the need for both data skills and support to conduct robust research.

Other faculty panelists included Dr. F. Perry Wilson, Yale School of Medicine; Dr. Ellery Frahm, Yale Initiative for the Study of Ancient Pyrotechnology; Dr. Forrest Crawford, Department of Biostatistics, Yale School of Public Health; Dr. Pincelli Hull, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences; and Dr. Smita Krishnaswamy, Department of Genetics, Yale School of Medicine, and Department of Computer Science.

The faculty offered their insights on thoughtful research design, including how data science can influence patient care and the role that research plays by policymakers to make critical decisions. They also spoke about how technological advances have enabled the study and preservation of archeological sites when travel is restricted.

Data service providers from across Yale also highlighted data support services available to researchers, including computing and storage options, how researchers can navigate a data use agreement process, data management, and open science and reproducibility and data privacy.

Yale Day of Data is sponsored by:

  • The Center for Biomedical Data Science
  • Institution for Social and Policy Studies
  • Lillian Goldman Law Library
  • Office of the Provost
  • Yale Center for Research Computing
  • Yale University Library

Spring Discussion Series

The conversation continues with the first talk in the Spring Discussion Series:

Language (Data) is Everywhere! Linguistics and Language Data in Research
Friday, February 12, 2021
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.