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GBIC: About

GBIC has been established to undertake transformative, innovative research in the areas of health and social welfare, especially for vulnerable populations. The long-term vision for the center is to pursue a range of topics from basic to applied research and to translate research into policy and practice. The center is envisioned as a big data research hub for world-class University of California and Chinese researchers with the eventual engagement of academic researchers from around the globe.

The initial focus of the GBIC research team is to:

  • Conduct an environmental scan of available data sets in Guizhou Province and from comparable government sources;

  • Assemble innovative scientific methods and instruments to address service needs and use;

  • Create a road map for data analytic research that can have international impact; and

  • Develop a state-of-the-art platform for Chinese, US and international researchers and industry to conduct big data research.

Pilot Studies being conducted in 2016-17 address the following topics:

  • Enhancing social care of elderly persons

  • Improving educational performance and well-being among school-aged children

Results from the first year of research collaboration will be published and preliminary results will be presented at the 2017 Guizhou Big Data Expo to be held in Guiyang, China in May 2017.

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