Thematic Programming & Initiatives

Thematic Programs and initiatives represent areas of research focus for the DSI that are drawn from the DSI community. The DSI encourages innovative data science methodology development and application in these areas by offering support and funding for programming and initiatives.


The University of Toronto Mississauga and the University of Toronto Scarborough lead in two tri-campus initiatives to encourage research activity in Responsible Data Science and Computational and Quantitative Social Science, respectively. Each focuses on community- and capacity-building, as well as seed funding for research and training opportunities.


Thematic Programs

A proportion of DSI funding and support is earmarked for Collaborative Research Teams (CRTs) engaged in research in a Thematic Program. The current Thematic Programs are Inequity and Reproducibility. Each may be in place for a period of one to three years depending on input from the DSI community.