Yale celebrated its annual Day of Data on Friday, bringing together researchers, faculty and students from Yale and other institutions across the country to discuss the value of data and information in society.

Now in its fifth year, the Day of Data this year centered on the theme of “Data and Society,” exploring how different data sources and data-driven decision-making might play into public health or digital civil society. The event featured six speakers, including keynote speakers Dean of the School of Public Health Sten Vermund and Stanford research scholar Lucy Bernholz. About 100 attended the speaker events on Friday.

“This event is a way to bring researchers from across the disciplines at Yale together to talk about how they use and manage data in their research — whether they’re in the sciences, medicine, law or public humanities,” said Melanie Maksin, the director of research support and outreach programs at the Center for Science and Social Science Information.

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