Network Analysis

A new research data infrastructure in
computational social science

Population-scale social network analysis

Event - 9 September 2021

Population-scale social network analysis

Conference talk by Frank Takes at European Conference on Social Network EUSN 2021

POPNET Connects with Lasse Folke Henriksen

Event - 13 September, 2021, 11AM

POPNET Connects with Lasse Folke Henriksen

Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School

Careers through Networks – Studying the Relational Underpinnings of Social Mobility using Danish Register Data

POPNET Connects with Tobias Blanke

Event - 27 September 2021, 11AM

POPNET Connects with Tobias Blanke

Distinguished University Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Humanities at the University of Amsterdam

Algorithmic Reason – The New Government of Self and Other
POPNET project officially started


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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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.


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

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