Self-archiving platforms and data verification

There used to be a comedy show on TV that featured a character who described everything as either “brilliant!” or “fantastic!” Isn’t open data, brilliant! Data sharing, brilliant! Expanding ways to facilitate open data and sharing, fantastic! And, you know … Continue reading

How a little bit of technology can fix the editing and production processes for the social sciences.

Academic text production faces many challenges. Some of them are of a technical nature. Johannes Wilm, initiator behind Fidus Writer, argues that by adapting the text editing environment for scientific articles in the social sciences, the amount of manual labour … Continue reading

Five recommendations for maximising the relevance of social science research for policy-making in the big data era

The quantity and influence of generalisable data presents challenges and opportunities for public policy making. Helen Margetts discusses how social scientists can help policy-makers in this changed environment, ensuring that social science research remains relevant, and warns that social science … Continue reading