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Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy (HIDA)

The Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy
is Germany’s largest postgraduate training network in information and data science. We prepare the next generation of scientists for a data-heavy future of research.

Data Science for the Future of Science

HIDA is the central hub for the knowledge exchange in the field of Information & Data Science within the Helmholtz Association. It is the roof organization of six Information & Data Science Research Schools connected by a network of 13 national research centers and 17 top-tier universities across Germany. By 2025, these graduate schools will train over 250 fully funded doctoral researchers.

The doctoral researchers will learn to combine knowledge from the six Helmholtz research fields with data science methods from leading computer science and mathematics faculties. The Schools guarantee training of young scientists at the highest level and connect hundreds of PIs from top universities and the Helmholtz programs. To successfully complete their projects, the Helmholtz Centers provide data science talents access to Germany's largest computer systems and some of the world's largest scientific datasets.

In addition, HIDA offers scientists attractive opportunities to obtain training and continuing education in a wide range of methods and to become part of an international data science network.

Learn and Connect

  • Interested in Python, research data management, or advanced statistics? Visit HIDA's Course Catalog to get an overview of upcoming courses and events in Information & Data Science at all Helmholtz centers. In addition, use the Course Catalog to promote your own trainings in the Helmholtz community. Moreover, you have the opportunity to receive co-funding for your data science courses with HIDA's Course Funding.

  • Career Fairs, HIDA Lecture Series, Hackathons, Summer Schools and more: attend HIDA's various networking events and become part of the Information & Data Science community.

  • Host your Helmholtz data science event for free at the Berlin HIDA Event Space.

New Horizons

  • Are you interested in research at other Helmholtz centers? With the HIDA Trainee Network, doctoral researchers as well as postdocs of Helmholtz centers can receive funding for a 1- to 3-month research stay at another Helmholtz center to apply their expertise in another research program.

  • The Helmholtz Visting Researcher Grant supports international scientists as well as researchers from other institutions and industry in organizing a research stay at one of the 18 Helmholtz centers.

  • Interested in an international exchange? Visit partner institutions abroad for short-term research stays with the Friends of HIDA-Network.

  • Would you like to host a visiting scientist for 1 to 3 months in your research group and work together on a data science project? Become a Helmholtz Host.

  • HIDA's Data Science Job Board shows all open data science positions in the Helmholtz community and helps you recruit new talent.

HIDA - The Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy

HIDA - The Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy

Discover HIDA

Learn more about data science research in the Helmholtz Association in HIDA's newsroom and subscribe to HIDA's newsletter to stay up to date.


The six Helmholtz Information & Data Science Schools


Looking into the depths of the universe or predicting earthquakes: At HEIBRiDS, studying Data Science has a broad horizon.

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Tomorrow's medicine needs Data Scientists. Researchers at HIDSS4Health are helping to develop the health trends of the future.

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Going deep with Data Science to better understand - and protect - the largest habitat on our planet. MarDATA pools scientific marine expertise in the far north.

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Advance your own research with Data Science, learn from leading Data Scientists and exchange ideas across disciplines - this is possible at HDS-LEE in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Analyzing gene sequences to predict diseases or developing robots that monitor their own health - research at MUDS has many facets.

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Using the world's most powerful X-ray beam and data science, the secrets of matter are being unlocked in the far north. DASHH brings together nine partner institutions for this purpose.

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