Announcements

Jeff Brock Named the Inaugural Dean of Science for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) at Yale

April 2, 2018
Jeff Brock, director of the campus-wide Data Science Initiative at Brown University and former chair of Brown’s Department of Mathematics, has been named the inaugural dean of science for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) at Yale. Brock, a mathematician who focuses on low-dimensional geometry and topology, will join the FAS faculty on July 1 and assume the role of FAS dean of science on Jan. 1, 2019.

Yale School of Medicine Forms New Center

February 2, 2018
The Yale Center for Biomedical Data Science (CBDS) will support and facilitate data science activities at the medical school and for biological and biomedical data science activities across the university.

Yale’s West Campus Marks Ten Years, With More to Come

November 2, 2017
The West Campus Institutes today connect 41 faculty laboratories with attendant graduate students and post-docs across health science, cultural heritage, and energy science.

Inaugural Data Science Workshop Highlights Social Sciences

October 30, 2017
On Oct. 20, Yale held its first Data Science Workshop, a daylong event focused on computational social science. Computer science professor Dragomir Radev and other organizers said the workshop reflected Yale’s increased commitment to data science, and may become part of an ongoing series of workshops. Earlier this year, Yale renamed its statistics department as the Department of Statistics and Data Science and launched a new undergraduate major in statistics and data science.

David Grimm to Share Insights on Communicating Research

September 19, 2017
David Grimm MED ’04 is an award-winning journalist, Yale Poynter Fellow, and the Online News Editor of Science, the world’s leading journal of science news and scientific research. In a talk titled, “Stop Talking Like a Scientist: Communicating Research to the General Public,” Grimm shares his insights on turning scientific concepts into user-friendly language, how scientific papers become news stories, and how he made the transition from scientist to science journalist. The event is on September 20, 2017 at 3:00pm, WLH 201, Sudler Hall, 100 Wall St. The talk is sponsored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism. It is free and open to the public.

Updates on Research Data

September 18, 2017
The research team in the Office of the Provost has been developing guidelines on research data and materials. The Research Data and Materials policy clarifies the University’s position on research data and materials retention, access, transfer, and ownership, and complements existing Yale policies and the Faculty Handbook. In addition to the policy, detailed and updated guidance and a series of frequently asked questions are available. Accurate and appropriate research records are an essential component of any research project, comprising the evidence necessary to evaluate research results and to reconstruct the events and processes leading to them. Research data are an increasingly important and expensive output of the scholarly research process, across all disciplines. All research requires some level of data management before, during, and subsequent to the active research period. The Office of the Provost will continue to work with faculty and partners on campus (including ITS, the Yale Center for Research Computing, and the Library) to improve support for research and data management. For more information, visit http://research.yale.edu/research-data.

Peter Schiffer is Yale's New Vice Provost for Research

August 3, 2017
Peter Schiffer, an experimental physicist currently at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, has been named the university’s inaugural vice provost for research, a post created to bring a new level of strategic attention to Yale’s science and research enterprise. Schiffer will arrive in New Haven — also joining the Yale faculty as professor of applied physics — in October.