Supporting innovation, accelerating research

Featured Project

The California Election 2020 Data Challenge was a month-long data science + civic engagement competition designed to leverage public data to help us understand this year’s ballot initiatives! Participant teams built data literacy and visualization skills and contributed to qualitatively-informed civic dialogue by applying data science to questions about current CA ballot initiatives.

Check out the official site for more information.


What is the DataLab?

The UC Davis DataLab facilitates the application of Data Science and Informatics methods and best practices to enhance research and learning in all domains across the University.  Working across the entirety of the research data pipeline, DataLab provides support and training from method and algorithm development to analysis and visualization of translational, high-impact data-driven research.


DataLab emerged from the Provost’s Data Science Initiative (DSI)  as a response to help meet the University’s research and training needs in this area.  DataLab is administered in the UC Davis Library.

Research Clusters

Applied Bayesian Statistics

During 2019-2020 academic year, the DataLab is convening an Applied Bayesian Statistics cluster to work through an finalized copy...

Data Feminism

Upcoming Events DataFeminism meetups occur via Zoom on a variable schedule. Registration is required. Want to get involved? Contact...

Davis R Users Group

In-person meetups are cancelled at this time. Community members are encouraged to engage with both submitting and answering questions...

Digital Humanities

Winter 2021: TBDLocation: Online The DHRC is an interdisciplinary research cluster that is designed to equip graduate students in the humanities...

Hack for California

Winter 2021, Tuesdays 6-8pm in the DataLab Conference Room via Zoom How can open government data be leveraged and...

Health Data Science

A UC Davis DataLab Research and Learning Cluster About The Health Data Science Research and Learning Cluster (HDS RLC)’s...

Network Science

The Network Science Research and Learning Cluster is dedicated to network data analysis and research. The cluster is headed...

NLP for Healthcare

Join a group of peers working on applying Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques to healthcare research questions. This Research...

Spatial Sciences

“Participatory Mapping with Field Papers” #maptimeDavis Workshop on March 10, 2020 The Spatial Sciences Research & Learning Cluster is...