The National Science Foundation is investing $75 million to create five new research institutes that will facilitate collaboration among data scientists and systems engineers to develop data-intensive approaches to research topics ranging from the origins of life to climate change.

The new investment comes in an effort to harness the power of the data revolution as part of an ongoing NSF program to identify and support emerging opportunities for U.S. leadership in science and technology.

The new institutes include:

“These new institutes will lead innovation in data science,” said Manish Parashar, office director for NSF’s Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure. “They position our nation at the cutting edge of global science and engineering by bringing together diverse perspectives to support convergent research."

NSF awarded around $15 million to each project, all of which are expected to run until 2026.