We want to build a network of HBCU researchers focused on development of resources, collaborations and initiatives centered around data science. We want to increase possibility of securing funding and research awards in data science by HBCU Consortium members.
To build on National as well as The South Big Data Hub initiatives to define data science. To develop a continual network of data science, data analytics and/or business analytics researchers at HBCUs for sharing of best practices and making future collaborations. To develop a repository of resources (data sources, curricula and associated degree proposals), scholarly articles, etc), to be shared among the HBCU community for use in future research and teaching collaborations