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ODISSEI eScience grants 2021 awarded

Following the 2021 call for proposals, five projects have each been awarded three months of in-kind support by Research Software Engineers of the Netherlands eScience Center. ODISSEI and the eScience Center work together to support researchers to execute their innovative social science research projects. They do this through the annual award of ODISSEI eScience Grants. The awarded projects will use a range of methods, such as agent-based modeling and natural language processing.

Click on the button below to find out more about this year’s awardees and their projects.  

Awarded ODISSEI eScience grants
Muntgebouw in Utrecht - Sam Derksen Photography

ODISSEI Community Conference 2021: Last chance to register

The registration deadline for the ODISSEI Community Conference has been prolonged, as there are still a few spots left. Please register as soon as you can. The afternoon programme will be live-streamed, the link is available upon request.

The conference will take place on 18 November from 12.00 to 17.30 hours at the Royal Muntgebouw in Utrecht. Attendance is free of charge. Find more about the programme and speakers via the button below or register directly here.

Programme and registration

ODISSEI Lunch Lecture: Population Scale Social Network Analysis

On Thursday 9 December from 12:00 to 13:00, the last ODISSEI Lunch Lecture of this semester will take place online. Dr. Eelke Heemskerk (University of Amsterdam) will give a lecture on POPNET: Population Scale Social Network Analysis. POPNET is a novel digital infrastructure and research community with the aim of unlocking longitudinal social network data on the entire population of the Netherlands for academic research purposes.

We warmly invite you to attend this online lecture, to learn more about POPNET, and to participate in the Q&A and discussion after the lecture. Read more about the lecture here or register via the button.

ODISSEI’s five-year anniversary

In October, ODISSEI celebrated its five-year anniversary. The new edition of E-data & Research contains an interview with ODISSEI scientific director Pearl Dykstra where she looks back on ODISSEI’s development and successes. This E-data edition also features an article about the SHARE Netherlands User Conference, where users could discuss their research results. Moreover, it expounds on how to make use of the Social Data Science team (SoDa) and provides an overview of recently published datafiles.
Read the new E-data (Dutch)

ASReview Hackaton for Follow the Money

From Friday evening 26 November to Sunday afternoon 28 November, ASReview will organise a Hackaton for Follow the Money (FTM). The Hackaton for Follow The Money will revolve around the communication between multinational oil and gas company Shell and the Dutch government. The Hackaton will help Follow The Money to find key documents by using active learning instead of searching in randomized documents. The Hackaton will be organised for anyone who is interested. You are allowed to register as a team, or as an individual.
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Let us introduce: new team members

Susan Vermeer is currently active at the ODISSEI Media Content Analysis Lab. She works on strengthening computational methods within the social sciences, as well as making it more accessible. Vermeer will defend her PhD at the University of Amsterdam in the near future. The past years, Vermeer worked as a doctoral candidate at ASCoR (the Amsterdam School of Communication) at the programme of Political Communication and Journalism. Her research surrounds the use of news in the digital worlds, and the role of online news websites, algorithms and social media. After she finished her doctoral research, Vermeer started as a doctoral researcher at ASCoR.

Annelien Van Remoortere works at the ODISSEI Media Content Analysis Lab and has been working as a doctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam (ASCoR) since September. She recently obtained her Ph.D. at the University of Antwerpen, where she previously studied for her master’s degree in Political Communication. Her research interests encompass the influence of media on the political success of politicians, the use of microtargeting during political campaigns and automated content analysis.


26 to 28 November: ASRview Online Hackaton Follow the Money

18 November, 12.00-17.30: ODISSEI Community Conference

2 December, 14.00-15.30: ASReview Academy Workshop (Beginner)

9 December, 12.00-13.00: ODISSEI Lunch Lecture: POPNET: Population Scale Network Analysis, by Eelke Heemskerk (University of Amsterdam)

9 December, 14.00-15.30: ASReview Academy Workshop (Advanced)

16 December, 14.00-15.30: ASReview Academy Workshop (Simulation)

Click here to view the full ODISSEI Calendar

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