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New(ish) blogpost for LSE

Forgot to mention this at the time of publication (early September) – a post I wrote for the LSE Impact blog on the DCC and SPARC Europe’s analysis of national Open Data and Open Science policies in Europe.

If we’ve missed any, do get in touch.



The Fake Map is not the Fake Land

This relates to what I’ve always said about synthesised data: you have to be very careful with it in case people mistakenly think it’s real…

This Bot Tweets a Totally Fantastical Map Every Hour


Humanities Data, redux

Here’s a nice paper from Rebecca Grant at the Digital Repository of Ireland, entitled “Identifying HSS Research Data for Preservation: A Snapshot of Current Policy and Guidelines”.

It cites a paper I co-authored with Marieke Guy and Laura Molloy a few years back, on the challenges of defining research data in creative arts environments.

As it happens, I was invited to speak about this topic at an event in Warsaw towards the end of last year. The presentations were recorded, so I’ll add a link to this post whenever mine emerges.

(Update: here’s the video)


Horizon 2020 and the social sciences: an overview

De Gruyter asked me to write a post for their Open Science blog about the Horizon 2020 open data pilot, specifically how it might affect the social sciences.

So I did.