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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.

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ODISSEI: Social Data Science

Location: Rotterdam
Funding Availability: Yes
Website: https://odissei-data.nl/

ODISSEI (Open Data Infrastructure for Social Science and Economic Innovations) is the sustainable research infrastructure for social sciences in the Netherlands. Through ODISSEI, researchers within the social sciences have access to large-scale, longitudinal data collections that can be connected to registerdata from Statistics Netherlands (CBS) in a secure environment. This virtual web enables researchers to answer new, cross-disciplinary research questions and to investigate existing questions in new ways.

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Lucas van der Meer

    BIGSSS Summer School In Computational Social Science

    Entity Category: Workshops
    Location: Europe
    Website: http://janlo.de/bigssscss/

    The summer school will serve as a research incubator aimed at fostering the use of computational methods in the social sciences and developing a topical contribution to research about social cohesion.

      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.

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        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.

          The Internet Society

          Location: Europe Netherlands
          Funding Availability: Yes
          Website: https://www.internetsociety.org/sigs/
          • Register with collaborators as a special interest group to receive funds
          • For long duration projects

            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.

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            Marie Coffey
            Maria Kourpa

              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.

                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?

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                  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.

                    SURF

                    Website: https://www.surf.nl/en/it-facilities

                    The SURF network provides a reliable and fast Internet connection, as well as access to all kinds of other IT services for education and research. And all this is safe and privacy proof.

                      GCSCS – Groningen Center for Social Complexity Studies

                      Website: https://www.rug.nl/research/gcscs/?lang=en

                      The GCSCS serves as a platform connecting researchers at or affiliated with the University of Groningen working in the field of social complexity. The aim of the GCSCS is to provide high quality research and education, interacting actively with business, government and the public, and in particular to address the goal of stimulating cross-border research and education.

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                      Wander Jager

                        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.

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                        Netherlands eScience Center

                          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.

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                          Bernhard Rieder

                            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.

                              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.