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SoBigData Research Infrastructure

Objective

One of the most pressing and fascinating challenges scientists face today, is understanding the complexity of our globally interconnected society. The big data arising from the digital breadcrumbs of human activities promise to let us scrutinize the ground truth of individual and collective behaviour at an unprecedented detail and scale. There is an urgent need to harness these opportunities for scientific advancement and for the social good. The main obstacle to this accomplishment, besides the scarcity of data scientists, is the lack of a large-scale open infrastructure, where big data and social mining research can be carried out.

To this end, SoBigData proposes to create the Social Mining & Big Data Ecosystem: a research infrastructure (RI) providing an integrated ecosystem for ethic-sensitive scientific discoveries and advanced applications of social data mining on the various dimensions of social life, as recorded by “big data”. Building on several established national infrastructures, SoBigData will open up new research avenues in multiple research fields, including mathematics, ICT, and human, social and economic sciences, by enabling easy comparison, re-use and integration of state-of-the-art big social data, methods, and services, into new research. It will not only strengthen the existing clusters of excellence in social data mining research, but also create a pan-European, inter-disciplinary community of social data scientists, fostered by extensive training, networking, and innovation activities. In addition, as an open research infrastucture, SoBigData will promote repeatable and open science.
Although SoBigData is primarily aimed at serving the needs of researchers, the openly available datasets and open source methods and services provided by the new research infrastructure will also impact industrial and other stakeholders (e.g. government bodies, non-profit organisations, funders, policy makers).

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
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€ 1 085 000,00
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Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00

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THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
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€ 986 125,00
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Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield

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Yorkshire and the Humber South Yorkshire Sheffield
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
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€ 360 000,00
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Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa

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Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
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€ 616 875,00
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Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
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€ 227 500,00
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Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu

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Eesti Eesti Lõuna-Eesti
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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SCUOLA IMT (ISTITUZIONI, MERCATI, TECNOLOGIE) ALTI STUDI DI LUCCA
Italy
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€ 175 000,00
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Piazza San Ponziano 6
55100 Lucca

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Centro (IT) Toscana Lucca
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GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
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€ 407 000,00
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Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover

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Niedersachsen Hannover Region Hannover
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KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
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€ 377 500,00
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Strand
WC2R 2LS London

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London Inner London — West Westminster
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SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE
Italy
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€ 175 000,00
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Piazza Dei Cavalieri 7
56126 Pisa

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Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
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AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
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€ 425 000,00
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Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo

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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
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EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
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Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
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€ 917 500,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
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€ 165 000,00
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Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
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