First and foremost, we want you to do great research! There are a few points during the Research Opportunity where teams will participate in a conference call, but the goal of these meetings is to give you a greater understanding of the data, as well as to spark new ideas and support your research.
The Research Opportunity culminates after one year in a closing symposium at Wharton’s Philadelphia or San Francisco campus, and we ask that at least one member of each team attend and present the team’s findings at this event.
You can read more about the Research Opportunity timeline on the For Researchers page.
After the Research Opportunity comes to completion, some of our Corporate Partners opt to make their data available to a broader pool of researchers for educational purposes. A list of available datasets can be found here (click the “Available Opportunities” widget towards the top). However, to be fair to the originally accepted research teams, we cannot accept new proposals while the Research Opportunity is ongoing.
Teams do not need to be affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania to participate in a Research Opportunity. Researchers from all institutions worldwide are encouraged to submit a proposal!