Data Science Team

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Data Science Workflow

The diagram above shows the general workflow, tools, and AWS architecture. The private cloud designed and implemented by the data science team provides secure, encrypted, elastic storage and computation. Analysts access the data via a secure web-interface that provides statistical analysis and visualization tools across the relevant data. These software tools run on cloud-hosted virtual machines and are easy to customize for specific research purposes so both computational and data resources are marshaled within the same elastic framework. The data science team additionally maintains all relevant data dictionaries and documentation on a comprehensive internal collaboration site.