The Leiden Centre of Data Science (LCDS) is a network of researchers from different scientific disciplines, who use innovative methods to deal with large amounts of data. Collaboration between these researchers leads to new solutions for problems in science and society.

The Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) is one of the institutes of the Faculty of Science. The institute is responsible for the research and education in computer science carried out at Leiden University.

Project contributors from Leiden University:

The ALICE institute of Groningen University, The Netherlands, is involved in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Engineering research. The research in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Engineering is inherently interdisciplinary in nature. With Computing Science, an interest in formal modeling is shared, where these models may be symbolic, statistical or hybrid in nature. With Psychology and Biology an interest in natural cognition is shared, where the goal is to describe fundamental qualities of cognition in such an explicit way that computational models of perceptual, cognitive, and behavioral control functions can be constructed.

Project contributors from Groningen University:

The University of Twente's Department of Science, Technology, and Policy Studies (STePS) takes the assessment and governance of innovations and emerging technologies as its central theme of teaching and research. STePS considers in particular strategic issues that are multidisciplinary: they involve developments in science, technology, politics and society, as well as interaction between them. Studies conducted within STəPS link analytical and normative perspectives, and consider not only technological innovations but also innovations in governance.

Project contributors from the University of Twente:

Naturalis Biodiversity Center is the national museum of natural history of the Netherlands as well as a leading research institute for the Life Sciences. Naturalis' mission is to describe, understand and explore biodiversity for human wellbeing and the future of our planet. The basis for both research and museum is the collection. Founded in 1820, the Naturalis collection is currently one of the five largest natural history collections in the world. It comprises more than 41 million zoological, botanical, paleontological and geological specimens from all over the planet, and an extensive library and archive containing numerous rare historic books and archives from famous expeditions and scientists from the past 200 years.

Project contributors from Naturalis:

Founded in 1683, Brill is a publishing house with a rich history and a strong international focus. The company’s head office is in Leiden, The Netherlands, with a branch office in Boston, Massachusetts (USA). Brill was listed at the Amsterdam Stock exchange in 1896. Brill shares have been publicly traded since 1997. Brill’s publications focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law and selected areas in the Sciences.

Project contributors from Brill:

  • Marti Huetink
  • Ernest Suyver

Independent consultant:

  • Michiel Thijssen, MSc (project co-initiator)