What is DDLS?
In 2020, KAW launched a new, national 12-year and 3.1 billion effort called SciLifeLab & Wallenberg National Program for Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS). The program is coordinated by SciLifeLab, which includes 11 universities and partner organizations, the four WCMM centres included.
The purpose of the program is to:
- train and recruit the next generation of life scientists
- create a strong computational and data science base
- strengthen the competencies in today’s research society, thereby enabling every scientist to better analyze data patterns and integrate their data with the global data flows in life sciences.
- strengthen national collaborations between universities, bridge the research communities of life sciences and data sciences, and create partnerships with industry, healthcare and other national and international actors.
The program focuses on four strategic areas for data-driven research, all of which are essential for improving the lives of people as well as animals and nature, detecting and treating diseases, protecting biodiversity and creating sustainability.