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Digital Ecologies Research Partnership | #openResearch #opendata

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The Digital Ecologies Research Partnership (DERP) is a joint initiative to promote academic inquiry into social dynamics of the web.
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Launched in 2014, the Digital Ecologies Research Partnership (DERP) is a joint initiative by an alliance of community websites to promote open, publicly accessible, and ethical academic inquiry into the vibrant social dynamics of the web.


DERP seeks to solve two problems in the academic research space:


First, it is difficult for academic researchers to easily obtain data for their work beyond the confines of the largest social media platforms. DERP is a single point of contact for researchers to get in touch with relevant team members across a range of different community sites. We envision that this will lower the friction to investigating these sites in more depth, and broaden the scope of research happening within the academic community.


Second, it remains difficult to conduct good cross-platform analyses in academic research. By bringing a number community of sites together under a single cooperative effort, we intend to lower the friction of doing so, as well as better enable the sites themselves to coordinate with one another on supporting researchers.


DERP focuses on providing public data to academic researchers while facilitating an active online research community of Fellows. DERP will only support research that respects user privacy, responsibly uses data, and meets IRB approval. All research supported by DERP will be released openly and made publicly available. Partner platforms may also have additional guidelines and privacy commitments that apply to the research they support.

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JeDEM - #eJournal of #eDemocracy and Open Government | #opengob

JeDEM - #eJournal of #eDemocracy and Open Government | #opengob | Public Datasets - Open Data - |
JeDEM - eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government
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Vol 5, No 2 (2013)

This issue presents the best papers from the CeDEM13 (Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2013) that received the highest scores by the reviewers. The papers in this issue have been extended and/or updated.


Scientific Research Papers


- Online parliamentary election campaigns in Scotland: a decade of research
Graeme Baxter, Rita Marcella


- The Five Stars Movement in the Italian Political Scenario. A Case for Cybercratic Centralism?
Rosanna De Rosa


- Understanding E-Democracy Government-Led Initiatives for Democratic Reform
Julie Freeman, Sharna Quirke


- Safe Online e-Services Building Legitimacy for E-government. A Case Study of Public E-services in Education in Sweden.
Mariana Gustafsson, Wihlborg Elin


- Parliamentary Information Visualization as a Means for Legislative Transparency and Citizen Empowerment?
Aspasia Papaloi, Dimitris Gouscos

- Re-Designing Open Data 2.0
Alon Peled

- Collective Action “Going Digital”: Overcoming Institutional and Micro-Structural Constraints through Technology Use

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DiRT Directory : digital research #tools | #openaccess #dh

DiRT Directory : digital research #tools | #openaccess #dh | Public Datasets - Open Data - |
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The DiRT Directory is a registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. DiRT makes it easy for digital humanists and others conducting digital research to find and compare resources ranging from content management systems to music OCR, statistical analysis packages to mindmapping software.

QLET's curator insight, August 21, 2014 11:32 AM

Great index of digital research tools for the curious contemporary researcher.