Ecosystem Platform

For the past decade, RMDS Lab has been recognized as one of the most influential non-profit organizations in creating a global community of researchers and practitioners and promoting innovative methods and analytical tools. We’ve built an ecosystem platform supporting over 35,000 data science professionals, providing them with AI-powered recommendations for high-quality resources, a space to discover and collaborate, amongst many other unctionalities. A major feature of the RMDS Lab platform is a proprietary algorithm to calculate an “impact score”, which measures the practical outcome of the activity of each user. Additionally, all recommendations on our platform, such as projects, professionals to connect with, datasets, and learning materials are also informed by artificial intelligence. As our community grows, RMDS will continue to be at the forefront of building a platform with complex, nuanced features tailored to meet the needs of our users.

Impact score is a system that measures a data scientist’s practical, tangible impact on society through projects, workflows, and other field-relevant interactions.

  • Project Quality measures the quality of a project at various stages in the process including validity, reliability, and reproducibility
  • Project Engagement measures the extent that a project helps to generate insights in other institutions​
  • Project Outcome measures the concrete changes that a project brings, like the revenue generated by the project​
  • Perceived Participation measures the degree of user involvement and participation in online and offline activities​
  • Perceived Capacity measures the capacity (e.g., knowledge, skills) of a user that serves as the foundation of their personal impact​