Today, data and analytics span virtually all segments of our world. Information and the methods to analyze it enable our decisions to be grounded in evidence and afford us confidence when presenting solutions across a variety of fields. The Institute of Data and Analytics engages in these scientific and technological challenges to positively impact science, industry, and society. 


Browse our research initiatives to learn more about our work.

Marillyn A. Hewson
data analytics lab

The Marillyn A. Hewson Data Analytics Lab is a state-of-the-art data science and premier research facility that provides a collaborative workspace to devise processes for data – from storage and management to analytics and insights.


Interdisciplinary teams pursue sponsored research and produce applied and methodological analytic-based scientific publications.


The IDA serves as a hub for connecting academic researchers to industries with data and analytic challenges.


Experiential learning, research opportunities, and the annual Business Analytic Symposium provide enhanced involvement for data science activities


Statistical Consulting Lab

The Statistical Consulting Lab (SCL) provides researchers at The University of Alabama with a resource that supports their investigative efforts with ready access to individuals skilled in the application of statistical methods, data analysis, and statistical computing from a consulting and applied research perspective.

Data Analytics Club

The Data Analytics Club is a student-led organization that provides the foundation of data science and machine learning to generate insight and deliver business value.

data repository

The Research Archive for Data Analysis and Reporting (RADAR) system aggregates disparate data sources from multiple sources into a centralized repository that allows for integrated queries across the varying data sources:

  • Public datasets

  • Sensitive government data

  • Private purchased data

  • Researcher-cultivated data