A diverse and committed network of partners has created a nimble and flexible regional Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub (MBDH) to address increasing challenges in collecting, managing, serving, mining, and analyzing rapidly growing and increasingly complex data and information collections to create actionable knowledge and guide decision-making. MBDH captures special opportunities, interests, and resources unique to the Midwest.

MBDH Mission Statement

The mission of the Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub (MBDH) is to strengthen the data ecosystem by developing effective networks across academia, industry, government and non-governmental organizations. The Hub strives to address scientific and societal issues of regional and national interest and to foster innovation across a number of priority and cross-cutting areas important in the Midwest.

MBDH Strategic Goals

  • Build and cultivate Communities around Data
  • Foster innovative activities across our Priority Areas
  • Increase Education and Training around Data
  • Develop a National Coordination effort with the other Hubs
  • Establish organizational Sustainability

In depth: See how our mission and goals align in more detail (PDF document).

BD Hubs National Coordination Mission Statement

The objective of the National Coordination Committee is to support a diverse portfolio of strategically-driven activities at the national scale, as well as compliment regional activities with national resources to create accomplishments that would not have occurred without our collective contributions. The NCC’s roles may include:

  • Understanding each Hub’s priority areas and programmatic activities to strategically suggest new community engagement and avenues for scaling, (e.g., involvement of members, groups, or initiatives from each of the Hubs)
  • Helping the Big Data Hubs respond to national-scale NSF opportunities,
  • Proposing strategic non-NSF national-scale opportunities

BD Hubs National Strategic Goals

  • Coordinate shared Communications activities
  • Coordinate Education and Workforce activities
  • Coordinate and scale Cyberinfrastructure and Data Access activities
  • Work toward coordination of shared Evaluation Metrics

Learn more about the NSF Big Data Hubs community.