Welcome to the Digging into Data Challenge Phase 3 blog.

On January 15, 2014 ten international research funders from four countries jointly announced the winners of the third Digging into Data Challenge, a competition to develop new insights, tools and skills in innovative humanities and social science research using large-scale data analysis.

Fourteen teams representing Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States received grants to investigate how computational techniques can be applied to “big data”; changing the nature of humanities and social sciences research. Each team represents collaborations among scholars, scientists, and information professionals from leading universities and libraries in Europe and North America.

On the main Digging into Data Challenge website you will find information about all three phases and the projects that have been funded in each phase. this includes details on all 14 international projects funded under phase 3. One of the requirements for these projects is that they involve international collaboration. Out of these 14 projects there are 9 that are led by a UK institutions.

The purpose of this blog is to provide details, news and updates pertaining to these UK projects. Details of all 9 UK led projects are available on the Projects menu. For information about programme meetings, such as the programme start-up meeting, see the Meetings menu.

The funding for the UK institutions come from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Jisc is contributing in this phase by providing programme management and support.

If you would like to find out more about phases 1 and 2, please see the main Digging into Data Challenge website and the Jisc programme page.


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