A new research data infrastructure in
computational social science
Event - 19 September 2022, 11 AM
What do big data analytics reveal about neighbourhood organisational vitality?
16 May 2022
How anonymous is an individual in a social network dataset? That was the main subject of the hackathon organized by POPNET and Statistics Netherlands (CBS) on May 3 at Leiden University. By looking at openly available data on the internet, students had to derive the social network of several volunteers. The results give insight into what network data can be derived from pu
19 April 2021
The Population Scale Network Analysis for Social Sciences and Humanities (POPNET) project has started on April 1, 2021. The interdisciplinary consortium, consisting of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Leiden University (LU) and Statistics Netherlands (CBS), has come together to build an open digital infrastructure for network analysis of the entire Dutch population.
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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.
A first-of-a-kind research infrastructure tailored in terms of hard- and software specifically for large-scale social network analysis will be developed.
Social network analysis research
Pilot social network analysis studies will be performed on the population-scale social network of the Netherlands, in parallel with the building of the research infrastructure.
We aim to bring together network analysis researchers and other scientists who assess social complexity.