Big Data for the Social Sciences
- The Social Science Research Commons is pleased to announce our new funding initiative. We invite proposals for collaborative projects advancing the use of big data in social science research on the IU Bloomington campus. View the Request for Proposals on our funding page, or download the Request for Proposals in PDF format. The deadline for proposals has been extended to Monday, May 9, 2016 at 5pm.
- IU to play key role in NSF-funded Midwest Big Data Hub regional project (November 5, 2015)
Karst Desktop Beta
Karst Desktop Beta is currently offered as an open beta release. Karst Desktop lets you open and control a remote session on Karst from a graphical desktop window running on your personal computer. The Karst Desktop Beta service is designed to help reduce the learning curve for users accustomed to using graphical user interfaces like Windows or OS X and promote broader use of IU's research supercomputers.
Workshop in Methods Archive: Resources for Big Data
- Abhinav Thota, "Introducing Graphical Access to IU's Supercomputers with Karst Desktop Beta" (January 29, 2016): Presentation materials on IUScholarWorks | Video
- NaLette Brodnax, "Introduction to Web Scraping with Python" (February 5, 2016): Presentation materials on IUScholarWorks
- Web of Science (WoS): The Indiana University Network Science Institute provides access to Thomson Reuters' Web of Science data. Employees of Indiana University can request access through IUNI's Access Request Form.
- Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS): WRDS provides access to databases in the fields of finance, accounting, banking, economics, management, marketing and public policy. Additional information is available through the Kelley School of Business, and IU-Bloomington faculty, staff, and graduate students can request an account here.
- Nielsen marketing data from the Marketing Data Center at Chicago Booth: The Kelley School of Business subscribes to Nielsen marketing data, including consumer panel data, retail scanner data, and Price-Trak (from Promodata). Only tenure-track faculty, PhD students, and postdocs are eligible to access the datasets; users must comply with several policies and requirements. To gain access to the data, please contact Craig Eich (email@example.com) to receive a single user registration code that you will use to register online with the Marketing Data Center. Please put Nielsen in the subject line. Once approved through their database, you will receive instructions on how to access the data to which we are subscribed.
- The IU Network Science Institute's (IUNI) data resources page includes information about other data resources available to Indiana University researchers.
- The NaN data repository includes several large, public datasets related to web traffic, Twitter, social bookmarking, and more.