Population-Scale
Network Analysis

A new research data infrastructure in
computational social science

POPNET Connects with Floris Vermeulen

Event - 19 September 2022, 11 AM

POPNET Connects with Floris Vermeulen

What do big data analytics reveal about neighbourhood organisational vitality?

Hackathon about anonymity in data was a great success

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16 May 2022

Hackathon about anonymity in data was a great success

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

POPNET project officially started

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19 April 2021

POPNET project officially started

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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ABOUT POPNET

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. 

Research infrastructure


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.

Community
building


We aim to bring together network analysis researchers and other scientists who assess social complexity.

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