The new open theme for the MTFC allows teams to define their own research topic – just like you would a science fair project. If you haven’t yet, make sure to view the Actuarial Process Guide to learn more about the project structure! Every project is required to use real world data to mathematically model the risks you are studying. We provide a number of recommended datasets that we think may be useful for an MTFC project; however, you are not limited to just these datasets. Other topics and other valuable datasets to use in these topics are welcome.