NRP 75 Big Data

​The NRP 75 supports research on a broad range of topics related to the effective, efficient and appropriate use of big data. It comprises three research modules: technical issues, societal aspects and specific applications.

The information technology module (CHF 9 million) addresses data analytics (analysis, exploration, machine learning) and data management as well as security, access, surveillance and confidentiality issues.

The module on societal challenges (CHF 5 million) studies the social acceptance of big data as well as regulatory challenges, economic and societal impacts, and educational aspects.

The applications (CHF 9 million) facilitates the development of big data applications in different sectors of society, for instance in medicine, transportation, or civil protection.

Facts & figures

Overall funding

CHF 25'000'000

Period of research

5 years

President of the Steering Committee

Christian S. Jensen, University of Aalborg, DK

WT Knowledge and Technology Transfer

Béatrice Miller (until 30.11.2018)
Beatrice Huber (as of 1.12.2018)

Programme Managers

Christian Mottas, SNSF (until 31.10.2020)
Stefan Husi, SNSF (from 1.11.2020 to 30.10.2022)
Boris Buzek, SNSF (as of 1.11.2022)

Open call

17 September 2015