The Society of Data Miners: The professional body for data analytics, data science and data mining

About the Society of Data Miners

The Society of Data Miners is an independent non-profit organisation for the public good with the purposes to:

  • Increase the benefits of data mining to society;
  • Increase knowledge and awareness of the nature and benefits of data mining;
  • Advance the profession of data mining;
  • Form a community of and for data miners.

In pursuit of these purposes, the Society of Data Miners will:

  • Hold events for data miners to exchange experience, formulate best practice and broaden the scope and benefits of data mining;
  • Encourage adoption of the highest ethical standards in data mining;
  • Provide public and media information about data mining and its benefits;
  • Provide certification of data miners who have reached a recognised level of competence and experience in data mining practice;
  • Encourage the creation of a literature of data mining practice;
  • Encourage data mining standards;

Get involved

You can find out more about the Society of Data Miners or to join us here at  We will soon be holding a “meet-up” in London; I hope to see many of you there.  Shortly after this we will organise one or more events and a consultation about certification.  You can contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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