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Facebook Allows Science Access to Data

Facebook Allows Science Access to Data

An independent research commission on the use of Facebook data in the context of elections has now officially been launched under the name Social Science OneDr. Cornelius Puschmann from Hans-Bredow-Institut and Prof. Dr. Barbara Pfetsch, member of the scientific council of the institute, are members of the Europe Committee of Social Scence One and contact persons. For background information, please visit the initiative's website: https://socialscience.one/.

The first "Request for Proposals" (RFP) describing the application procedure for research projects will probably be of particular interest: https://socialscience.one/rfps. The first wave of project proposals can be submitted until August, 9th. They will hereafter be evaluated with a rolling submissions procedure. In addition to subsidies, funding gives you the opportunity to work with the data set described here: https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataset.xhtml?persistentId=doi:10.7910/DVN/EIAACS.

Reports in German can be found here:
https://www.deutschlandfunknova.de/beitrag/social-science-one-facebook-laesst-wissenschaftler-an-daten

You can find reports in English on the relaunch, among others, at

TechCrunch:
https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/11/facebook-independent-research-commission-social-science-one-will-share-a-petabyte-of-user-data/
 
Wired:
https://www.wired.com/story/social-science-one-facebook-fake-news/
 
CNET:
https://www.cnet.com/news/social-science-one-group-will-study-facebooks-effect-on-elections/

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