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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2013 6:15 pm

The University of Virginia is kicking off a research initiative on data analysis and application that it hopes will be a model for future research institutes at the university.

The Big Data Institute is a collaboration between different departments at the university that looks at ways to use what Rick Horwitz, UVa associate vice president for biosciences, calls the “overwhelming” streams of data collected by the government, corporations and academic researchers. The institute has a prominent role in UVa’s new strategic plan because, administrators say, it’s an example of a low-cost research initiative that’s timely and immediately practical.

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