Microsoft Research provides a continuously refreshed collection of free datasets, tools, and resources designed to advance academic research in many areas of computer science, such as natural language processing and computer vision. Access these datasets at https://msropendata.com.
Our programs over the years have supported academics to push the state-of-the-art with data science and cloud:
- NSF Big Data Hubs Innovation collaboration that brought together top academic data scientists from universities around the U.S.
- Azure for Research programs that trained thousands of researchers using training labs on how to use Azure for Data Science.
- Cloud AI Research Challenge that highlighted projects that best show how Microsoft AI services can be used. View the winners here.
Check the News and Blog to learn more about these and other initiatives.
The collection of free Microsoft Research datasets can be accessed from the Microsoft Open Data Repository.
Download or copy directly to a cloud-based Data Science Virtual Machine for a seamless development experience.
Hands-on labs based on research datasets: