Landscape

Search

Filter on

Entity Category
Locations
Funding Availability
Funding Type

Mapping the landscape

Good luck. The academy is the wild wild west” – A colleague, after we told him our ambition to map the landscape of institutes, grants, organisations, and events in our field.

Where or to whom do I turn if I need technical assistance, e.g. on databases or search engines? Which grants are available, specifically for computational social or behavioral research? What is the Institute for Advanced Study, and how can they help me? 

Conducting successful research requires knowing where to turn for help and collaborations. Science doesn’t happen in silos, but builds on networks of individuals, organisations, funders, knowledge hubs and infrastructure. But as individual researchers, we do not have an overview of these networks and entities. In fact, no one has.

CSBS makes an attempt to provide such an overview (‘mapping the landscape’) for the computational social and behavioral science landscape in Amsterdam. It will not be exhaustive, especially not in these early days, and its success depends on your inputs. Please add to this page directly, or drop an email to Javier or Anna.

Show More
Results: 18

NIAS – Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Science

Website: https://nias.knaw.nl/

NIAS – one of the institutes of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) – has made it its mission to provide a physical and intellectual space for advanced research in the humanities and social sciences that is driven by curiosity and cross-discipline collaboration. NIAS is committed to supporting independent research and knowledge exchange in a setting that is both collaborative and multi-disciplinary – breaking down cross-discipline barriers and facilitating innovative advances in the process.

    OILAB- Open Intelligence Lab

    Website: https://oilab.eu/

    Open Intelligence Lab or OILab is an Amsterdam-based collective of interdisciplinary scholars scrutinising online political subcultures on the fringe and lesser-researched corners of the Web. It does so by conducting empirical research based on digital methods as well as qualitative theoretical research. Through combining both, OILab follows the provocation that data is the new oil in order to make sense of new political currents in the digital sphere. The results are usually papers and public appearances, but also take the form of more artistic projects.

    Contact

      Netherlands eScience Center

      Website: https://www.esciencecenter.nl/

      The eScience Center employs researchers with specific software skills who can collaborate with you on your research project. Our Research Software Engineers (RSEs) will help address your pressing research problems while improving the code, digital tools and methodologies you are working with.

      Contact

      Netherlands eScience Center

        ASCOR – The Amsterdam School of Communication Research

        Website: https://ascor.uva.nl/

        The Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) is the research institute in Communication Science at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam. It is the largest research institute of its kind in Europe and is among the largest worldwide.

          Human(e) AI

          Website: https://humane-ai.nl/

          The Research Priority Area Human(e) AI stimulates and connects research to the legal, ethical and social consequences of AI and automated decision-making (ADM). How can we stimulate the development of AI that pays attention to cultural and socio-economic equality and fundamental civil rights?

          Contact

            DMI – Digital Methods Initiative

            Website: https://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/DmiAbout

            The Digital Methods Initiative (DMI) is one of Europe’s leading Internet Studies research groups. Comprised of new media researchers and PhD candidates, it designs methods and tools for repurposing online devices and platforms (such as Twitter, Facebook and Google) for research into social and political issues.

              Information, Communication and the Data Society

              Website: https://www.uva-icds.net/

              This interdisciplinary research initiative looks at the way AI and algorithms affect the role, impact and regulation of information and communication in our data society.

              Contact

              Claes de Vreese
              Natali Helberger

                ILLC – Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

                Website: https://www.illc.uva.nl/

                The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) is the leading research institute in the interdisciplinary area dealing with the investigation of information, information exchange, and cognition with formal and mathematical methods. It is deeply rooted in the Amsterdam logic research tradition dating back to the early twentieth century and covers the disciplines of mathematics, linguistics, computer science, philosophy and artificial intelligence with staff members from the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam.

                Contact

                  AISSR – The Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research

                  Website: https://aissr.uva.nl/

                  The Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) unites all social science research of the UvA. The research programme focuses on the functioning of contemporary societies and their interrelationships from historical, comparative and empirical perspectives.

                  Contact

                    IIS – Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies

                    Entity Category: UvA Institutes and Centers
                    Funding Availability: No
                    Funding: Large Grant
                    Website: https://iis.uva.nl/

                    The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) is the expertise centre of the UvA in the field of interdisciplinary learning and teaching. Together with faculties or external clients, the IIS develops and implements education. You can turn to the Institute for advice about learning, teaching and the development of new educational concepts in an interdisciplinary context with the accompanying organisational professionalisation and teacher professionalisation.

                      ACES – Amsterdam Centre for European Studies

                      Funding Availability: Yes
                      Funding: Large Grant
                      Website: https://aces.uva.nl/

                      The Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES), a Research Priority Area of the University of Amsterdam, aims to become a world-leading interdisciplinary centre of excellence in research, education and public debate on contemporary Europe, the European Union, and its member states.

                      Contact

                      Marie Coffey
                      Maria Kourpa

                        CAT4SMR – Capture and Analysis Tools for Social Media Research

                        Website: https://cat4smr.humanities.uva.nl/

                        CAT4SMR (Capture and Analysis Tools for Social Media Research) is a project funded by the Dutch PDI-SSH foundation that seeks to stabilize and further develop a set of existing and heavily used tools for the collection and analysis of social media data (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, 4chan). Developed within the framework of the UvA’s Digital Methods Initiative, our tools – Netvizz (currently not available), DMI-TCATYouTube Data Tools4CAT, and others – have been mainstays of the Dutch and international research landscape for years, allowing researchers to make sense of these increasingly dominant online platforms and the cultural practices they host.

                        Contact

                        Bernhard Rieder

                          SoBE DSC – Social Behavioral Data Science Centre

                          Website: https://sobedsc.uva.nl/

                          The SoBe DSC is the social and behavioural sciences hub of the university’s central Data Science Centre. The centre includes the four domains of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of the University of Amsterdam: Social Sciences, Psychology, Child Development and Education, and Communication Science. The SoBe DSC covers all activities at the intersection of (1) computer science, (2) mathematics and statistics, and (3) at least one of the substantive disciplines of the social and behavioural sciences.

                          Contact

                            CCS.Amsterdam – Computational Communication Science Amsterdam

                            Website: http://ccs.amsterdam/

                            CCS.Amsterdam is a group of computational communication scientists from the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Across various research projects, we aim at employing and developing computational methods in order to answer social scientific research questions. This includes, among other exciting topics, research into news flows, polarisation, political microtargeting, fake news and recommender design.

                            A core goal of our group is to disseminate knowledge among a growing community of enthusiastic computational communication scientists. To this end, we are organising regular mini-workshops, research talks and guest lectures that are attended by the core CCS.Amsterdam group, as well as interested members and students from the VU’s and UvA’s communication science departments.

                              De Waag

                              Website: https://waag.org/en

                              Waag operates at the intersection of science, technology and the arts, focusing on technology as an instrument of social change, guided by the values of fairness, openness and inclusivity.

                                Freedom Lab

                                Website: https://www.freedomlab.com/

                                Technological innovations, geopolitical shifts and socio-cultural changes make for a fluid and complex world. Established models, theories and paradigms offer less and less guidance.

                                Rather than providing quick answers, FreedomLab offers a space for free thought where public and private decision makers can playfully navigate uncertainty through our team’s transdisciplinary research, speculative methods and imaginative future scenarios. Together, we identify and develop transformative opportunities for business and society.