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The Data Lab

School of Computer Science, University of St Andrews


Partnering with The Data Lab


The University of St Andrews is delighted to be partnering with The Data Lab. The Data Lab offers a unique set of resources and expertise, and will be delighted to discuss possibilities with potential Industry Sponsors and collaborators.

The Data Lab works with industry and academia to create a pipeline of talented data scientists, equipped with the relevant knowledge, skills and understanding to apply cutting edge research within industry.

contact: Joshua Ryan-SahaSkills Programme Manager, The Data Lab, 15 South College St., Edinburgh, EH8 9AA, UK

Data Lab Prize Studentships

The Data Lab is offering Prize Studentships to outstanding applicants, as detailed below.

The Data Lab will offer 50% of fees and stipend costs at UK/EU rates for successful applicants. Subject to eligibility, applicants can be of any nationality, but awards will be made only on the basis of UK/EU fees rate. The awards are at the discretion of The Data Lab.

REs who are awarded Prize Studentships will also engage with various activities and events at The Data Lab, in its remit to build, encourage and support a community of scientists, engineers, practitioners and problem owners in data science. It is expected that each Prize Studentship holder would engage in up to two events each year.

The Data Lab Prize Studentships are funded through the Scottish Government, and so the default arrangement for recipients will be that IP generated will be shared equally between the RE, the Industrial Sponsor, and the University of St Andrews. However, award of the Studentships will be based on technical merit, and negotiations on IP arrangements will be possible on a per-applicant basis.

Industry Sponsors should have a research or operational base in Scotland, at which the Research Engineer will be based for undertaking the activities of the Individual Research Component. Industrial Sponsors can be organisations of any size.