The Defence Data Research Centre

Accelerating the Impact of Data Science
for the Defence Community


We are bringing together expertise in data science, computer science, and social science to improve the use of data in the defence community.

Over the next three years, the Defence Data Research Centre will focus on advancing technical and cultural capabilities at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) in their use of data science and AI.

Our team consists of leading researchers from universities and institutes across the UK.

Our research consortium is led by the University of Exeter, supported by the Universities of Liverpool and Surrey, and the Digital Catapult. 

Want to work with us?

We welcome enquiries from individuals and institutions who are interested in working with us. Please contact us if you would like to find out more.

Our partner institutions: