Building the data science profession

EDISON Data Science Framework (EDSF) 2015-2017

12 September 2017

Yuri Demchenko en Adam Belloum of System and Network Engineering ( Informatica Institute) worked together with six partners from different countries across Europe to establish the Data Science profession for Europe.

The Horizon 2020 project EDISON recently published the EDISON Data Science Framework Release 2 documents set. EDSF provides a conceptual basis for the Data Science Profession definition, targeted education and training, professional certification, organisational and individual skills management and career transferability.

Collection of documents

The EDISON Data Science Framework is a collection of documents that is freely available. These documents have been developed to guide educators and trainers, employers and managers, and Data Scientists themselves. This collection of documents collectively breakdown the complexity of the skills and competences need to define Data Science as a professional practice.


The seven partners of the EDISON consortium are the University of Stavanger (NO), University of Southampton (UK), University of Amsterdam (NL), European Grid Initiative (, FTK – Research Institute for Telecommunication and Cooperation (DE). Business partners were Engineering (IT) and InMark (ES).

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