UC Davis DataLab is a cross-university effort that supports data science research and training. Our goal for the Affiliates program is to support graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and UC Davis affiliated researchers with opportunities to grow their data science engagement. Affiliates will gain access to additional resources, trainings, networking events, hackathons, and teaching opportunities, along with an official DataLab affiliation!
WHO CAN BE A DATALAB AFFILIATE?
Any graduate student, postdoc, or non-faculty researcher already affiliated with UC Davis can apply to become a DataLab Affiliate! (Faculty are invited to contact DataLab about our Faculty Fellows program, and undergraduates are encouraged to join an existing or develop a new data science club.)
WHAT DO DATALAB AFFILIATES DO?
DataLab Affiliates engage in data science research and training at UC Davis by proposing and leading activities that enrich the UC Davis community.
WHAT SUPPORT AND RESOURCES DO DATALAB AFFILIATES RECEIVE?
DataLab will provide physical meeting spaces, some funds in support of Affiliate activities, access to shared computers via the Farm HPC, professional development and networking opportunities, and early access to newly developed training workshops and GSR opportunities.
WHAT ARE EXAMPLE AFFILIATE ACTIVITIES?
Coordinating a journal club or lecture series on a topic of interest; offering a regular help session around a topic; developing Web resources and documentation; designing, leading and/or helping with workshops; or joining an existing or planned task force. Note that the activity can be ongoing – it does not need to be newly created for the Affiliates program! Also check out the Events calendar to see some upcoming activities you may be interested in supporting.
WHAT COMMITMENT IS NEEDED TO BE A DATALAB AFFILIATE?
We suggest planning to spend no more than an hour a week, on average. We also plan to have all-hands Affiliates meetings once or twice a quarter; although they won’t be mandatory, participation should be fun!
HOW DO I BECOME A DATALAB AFFILIATE?
Fill out this form (login required) with your idea or activity by September 20, 2023 and we’ll be in touch! Your proposed activity can be specific, non-specific, or just mention that you’re interested in a task force. We are happy to work with you to identify something more specific and connect you with other interested people.