Big Data Workshop, Oxford, 21-22 March 2013

The Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, in collaboration with the Sloan Foundation and the Digital Social Research directorate of the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC), will be holding a 2-day workshop, 21-22 March 2013 for social scientists who are grappling with the challenges of big data. The workshop is targeted at those who are working at the coal face of big data in the social sciences: those who are doing research using large-scale data and are interested in what this means for the future of the social sciences. Applications are invited from pairs of interested researchers: each should consist of a senior, established researcher paired with a junior colleague, post-doc or doctoral student.

Deadline for Applications
We invite applications by Monday, 10th December 2012. Applicants are invited to submit approximately 500-750 words about the expertise they bring to the workshop, and what they hope to gain from attending. If you are requesting travel funds you are asked to include a brief annotated budget. You should send these materials via email to indicating interest in the workshop “Big Data: Rewards and Risks for the Social Sciences”.

Full Information about the Workshop
For further details and guidelines on how to apply, please see

Project information is also available at