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Learned Societies lead on Professionalisation of Data Science

The OR Society is part of a core team leading an initiative to consider professionalisation of data science. ORS members have been involved in workshops considering the range of activities and data covered by the broad data science umbrella, and the existing standards which help to define the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of data scientists. The collaboration of learned societies and other bodies has issued a press release detailing the initial work and the next steps in developing accreditation, competence frameworks and codes of conduct.

Gavin Blackett, Executive Director of the OR Society, said, “The OR Society is delighted to be involved in this initiative. Operational Research and many elements of data science are closely aligned. Data, where it’s come from, what it tells us and how it’s used in modelling, has always been a core part of ‘the OR process’, and we feel we have a lot to both contribute and learn as part of this important work to move data science professionalism forward to meet the needs of today’s world.”

You can read the full press release here

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