The ability to access, analyze, and extract insight from vast amounts of data has driven innovation in several areas of science, medicine, and industry. However, an ongoing challenge has been how to apply insights gained from data-intensive research in one sector (be it academia, industry, government, etc.) to other sectors and wider audiences. In addition, there are several challenges specific to certain regions of the country, which could benefit from frequent face-to-face collaboration.

This full-day event will allow interested parties to learn more about the BD Hubs and Spokes, especially how to become involved in their activities. During the opening panel, the executive directors for each BD Hub will introduce the activities and opportunities for their region. The main attraction of the workshop will consist of presentations from select BD Spoke and planning grant investigators, which will highlight the current research related activities facilitated by the BD Hubs.