Featured Link

Featured Link: World Book Trade (e-books, awards, videos)

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Eight international research funders announce winners of 2011 Digging into Data challenge

Analysing 600 years of music, drilling down into population databases, understanding social unrest through digitised newspapers – these are just some of the new lines of research that the winners of the second Digging into Data Challenge will now undertake. Their research is part of an international competition that promotes innovative humanities and social science research using large-scale data analysis. Funded by eight international research organisations from four countries – including JISC, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the arts and humanities research council (AHRC) from the UK - the successful 14 teams are mixed groups of researchers from the United Kingdom, Canada, the Netherlands and the United States. They will receive grants of over £3m in total to investigate how computational techniques typically applied to the sciences can also be applied to change humanities and social sciences research

No comments: