The Jean Golding Institute is a central hub for data science and data-intensive research at the University of Bristol.

Founded in 2016 and one of the four University Research Institutes, the JGI connects a multidisciplinary community of experts across the University and beyond. 

What we do

Find data-driven solutions to societal challenges

Promote the use of data assets, data access and analytics to address societal challenges by putting people at the heart of data science

Explore data visualisation and materiality

Investigate new ways of experiencing and understanding information to address research questions and helping researchers to imagine, see, feel and hear data

Develop communities through data

Bring together researchers, city and industrial partners to tackle challenges presented by novel and complex data sets

Support information commons

Address data as a shared knowledge base, with a focus on current challenges and opportunities such as open data, licensing, Intellectual Property, data ethics, data linkage and privacy


Provide data science expertise and advice to researchers at all stages of their careers within the university

Who is Jean Golding?

The Institute, formed in 2016, is named after renowned Emeritus Professor, Jean Golding, a mathematician, epidemiologist and founder of the Children of the 90s cohort study.


The images on our website are inspired by University of Bristol students' data visualisations.

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