The Alan Turing Institute is running an event later this year to help charities and social enterprises improve their use of data.
The research charity, which is named after computer pioneer Alan Turing, was set up five years ago to support data science and artificial intelligence innovation.
This summer it is running its Data Science for Social Good event (DSSGx) to help not for profit organisations better use data to improve their services and support people.
This will take place at the University of Warwick from June to September this year and involves academic experts working on data projects submitted by charities.
As a project partner, charities will also receive a prototype solution, for example software or a predictive model, to help solve challenges involving data science tools. Charities involved also receive training.
Charities are being urged to submit their projects to the summer event by 12noon 17 February. Also supporting the summer initiative is the Office for National Statistics and Imperial College London.
Dr Sebastian Vollmer, Turing Fellow and DDSGx Lead, said: “DSSGx provides a unique opportunity for third sector organisations to collaborate with experts at the Turing - the UK’s national institute for data science and AI - the University of Warwick, the Office for National Office for Statistics (ONS) and Imperial College London.
“For 12 weeks, non-profit organisations and social enterprises will benefit from unprecedented access to a team of highly-qualified and motivated data scientists who will address important social challenges to deliver tangible impact.”
The UK based event is an affiliate programme of the DSSG Foundation, which was set up in 2013 in the US.
Previous projects supported through the initiative have covered areas such as homelessness, fostering and healthcare.
Homelessness charity StreetLink is among those supported. The charity has been helped to use machine learning to improve access to services for rough sleepers.