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We are part of the ESRC's Big Data Network

UK Data Service Big Data Network Support (BDNS) is a value-added service of the UK Data Service which exists to provide access to, and support for, users of big data.

The public and commercial sectors are continuously generating large amounts of data. These data, 'big data', represent a significant resource for society; they can provide a powerful discovery tool for researchers, enabling them to gain valuable insight, but present great challenges for reuse in terms of volume and complexity. Researchers need the right framework to understand these complex data and to maximise their potential.

As part of Phase 2 of the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) Big Data Network (BDN2), the UK Data Service has established a dedicated Big Data Network Support team to enable researchers to make the most of these data for knowledge exchange and impact.

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