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Call for Participants: Utrecht Summer School 2024

From 5-9 August 2024, Data School offers a full week of hands-on workshops and inspiring guest lectures at Utrecht University during the summer course Exploring Culture Through Data: Digital methods & Data practices. By the end of this week you will be able to work with digital methods to collect, analyze and visualize complex data…

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Data School: Research report ‘Playing with fire’ translated to English

The research report that was originally published as ‘Spelen met vuur’ in October 2023 has now been translated from Dutch to English. Researchers from Utrecht University’s Faculty of Humanities and Data School investigated the dynamics between political debate in the Dutch House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer) and reactions, comments and framing on social media. Analyses…

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Data Ethics Decision Aid

Data School DEDA seminar: submission deadline May 31st

Utrecht University’s Data School will host its first international DEDA seminar on September 25th, 2024. The deadline for submission is May 31st. The Data Ethics Decision Aid (DEDA), a toolkit developed by the Data School, maps ethical issues in data projects. It documents the deliberation process and stimulates accountability towards the various stakeholders and the public.  This…

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Data Ethics Decision Aid

Data School DEDA Seminar

25 September 2024 @ All Day – Utrecht University’s Data School will host its first international DEDA seminar on September 25th, 2024. The Data Ethics Decision Aid (DEDA) is a toolkit developed by Data School, facilitating dialogic review and deliberation of value-sensitive …

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Data School on impact: ‘We want to take part in shaping the digital society’

Data School’s Mirko Schäfer and Iris Muis are keen to push for a broader definition of impact at university level. Although they do not find the time to publish as often as they would like, their research is having significant impact, with their work used in Austria, Sweden, Finland and Greece. Schäfer: ‘If you really want to achieve an impact,…

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Vacature: Postdoc digitale ethiek in het openbaar bestuur bij Data School

De Faculteit Geestestwetenschappen van de Universiteit Utrecht zoekt een postdoctoraal onderzoeker Digitale ethiek in het openbaar bestuur voor 28 tot 32 uur per week. Je zal worden ingebed bij de Data School, waar je gaat meewerken aan het doorontwikkelen van hun tools, waaronder De Ethische Data Assistent (DEDA) en het Impact Assessment Mensenrechten en Algoritmes (IAMA), en het…

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Data School research shows interaction between debates in the Dutch House of Representatives and social media

What is the dynamic between political debate in the Dutch House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer) and reactions, commentary and framing on social media? Researchers from Data School and the Faculty of Humanities at Utrecht University analyzed large amounts of data of publicly accessible groups and accounts on X and Telegram and identified words that may…

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