03 Community Projects

ADSA takes on projects in collaboration with our community members and member organizations. These projects are community driven, with facilitation and organization by ADSA staff, and represent the community's approach to pressing issues in academic data science and related areas of interest. Below are a few of our Community Projects.

We will keep the ADSA community apprised of progress on these projects throughout the year. If you would like to get involved with any of these projects, please reach out to us and express your interest!


Data Science Ethos Lifecycle - An interactive online tool with case studies that helps students, instructors, and researchers navigate ethical considerations in their work.

Career Guidebook - Coming out August 2023, the ADSA-USRSE Career Guidebook will serve as a reference for hiring managers and administrators on the motivation, means, and strategies for building and sustaining successful research programs and rewarding career paths for data scientists and research software engineers in academia. It also serves as a reference for data scientists and RSEs for how to best engage in a productive and fulfilling career in data science or research software engineering.

Standardization and Transparency in Data Science Master's Degrees - Characterizing data science master's degree programs and building a taxonomy for data science competencies.

Open Datasets for Data Science Education - Curating open datasets for teaching data science in the classroom and in a research setting (e.g. in capstone projects).

Interested in joining these or starting up another ADSA project? Contact us and we can discuss and organize a project!