Education and Data-Intensive Science in the Beginning of the 21st Century

OMICS A Journal of Integrative Biology, Volume 15, Number 4, 2011
Fredric Wolf, Russ Hobby, Sonya Lowry, Andrew Bauman, B. Robert Franza, Biaoyang Lin, Sean Rapson, Elizabeth Stewart, and Eugene Kolker


Data-intensive science will open up new avenues to explore, new questions to ask, and new ways to answer. Yet, this potential cannot be unlocked without new emphasis on education of the researchers gathering data, the analysts analyzing data and the cross-disciplinary participants working together to make it happen. This article is a summary of the education issues and challenges of data-intensive sciences and cloud computing as discussed in the Data-Intensive Science (DIS) workshop in Seattle, September 19–20, 2010.