Exploring integrative research approaches is now widely recognised as essential in understanding the significant challenges facing society.

Narrow discipline-based research can only focus on understanding sub-systems of our world rather than providing the holistic understanding required in order to address major issues and problems, eg the interplay between human welfare and environmental quality.

The PolicyGrid-II Research Node of the National Centre for eSocial Science will investigate the challenges surrounding development of eScience tools to support interdisciplinary research teams. Aims of the Node are as follows:

  1. To understand the extent to which the level of complexity in interdisciplinary applications determine approaches to communication and joint goal setting in interdisciplinary work.
  2. To understand how theoretical and practical solutions to support interdisciplinary work, both academic and policy-related, can be developed to support future research.
  3. To demonstrate that eSocial Science solutions can be deployed to support various facets of integrative research through the development of appropriate tools.
  4. To promote awareness of the Semantic Grid vision and supporting technologies amongst social scientists, and to facilitate training through workshops, etc.
  5. foster interdisciplinary research between social and computer scientists.


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User-driven Scoping Activities for ourPolicies: Event

Organiser: Edoardo Pignotti Date: Monday, September 30, 2013 Organised event

Using Provenance to Analyse Agent-based Simulations

Author: Edoardo Pignotti Date: Monday, April 1, 2013 Conference paper/presentation

PROV-O Provenance Traces from Agent-Based Social Simulation

Author: Edoardo Pignotti Date: Monday, April 1, 2013 Conference paper/presentation

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Using distributional similarity for identifying vocabulary differences between individuals

Co-author: Kapila Ponnamperuma Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Seminar/workshop

ourSpaces – a provenance enabled virtual research environment

Speaker: Edoardo Pignotti Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Seminar/workshop

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Ontologies in integrated socio-environmental simulation

Speaker: Gary Polhill Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Seminar/workshop

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Digital horizons, evidence & impact

Speaker: Peter Edwards Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Seminar/workshop

Digital social research : a new strategy for e-Social science 2010-2012

Contributor: Peter Edwards Date: Monday, January 21, 2013 Other

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Supporting interdisciplinary research, scientific collaboration and policy making : the policyGrid II project

Speaker: Lorna J. Philip Date: Monday, January 21, 2013 Seminar/workshop

Social simulation on the grid

Organiser: Gary Polhill Date: Monday, January 21, 2013 Organised event

ISWC 2012 semantic web in use track best paper award

Recipient: Peter Edwards Date: Sunday, January 20, 2013 Degree/other honour

Scenario submission to the fourth provenance challenge : provenance support for evidence based policy

Author: Edoardo Pignotti Date: Friday, January 18, 2013 Other

Scenario submission to the fourth provenance challenge : understanding the scientist’s intent associated with a workflow experiment

Author: Edoardo Pignotti Date: Friday, January 18, 2013 Other

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Submission to the RCUK digital economy impact review

Author: Peter Edwards Date: Friday, January 18, 2013 Other

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Submission to the RCUK international review of eScience

Author: Peter Edwards Date: Friday, January 18, 2013 Other

Workshop : developing a set of provenance principles for linked open data

Organiser: Edoardo Pignotti Date: Friday, January 18, 2013 Organised event

Workshop : understanding provenance and linked open data

Organiser: Edoardo Pignotti Date: Friday, January 18, 2013 Organised event

Seminar on the findings of the W3C Provenance Incubator Group

Organiser: Edoardo Pignotti Date: Friday, January 18, 2013 Organised event

ourSpaces virtual research environment

Director: Peter Edwards Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013 Website

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Integrating text and graphics to present provenance information

Author: Thomas Bouttaz Date: Tuesday, December 25, 2012 Conference paper/presentation

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ourSpaces - design and deployment of a semantic virtual research environment

Author: Peter Edwards Date: Tuesday, December 25, 2012 Conference paper/presentation

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A toolkit for developing provenance-aware applications

Author: Edoardo Pignotti Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Conference paper/presentation

ourSpaces virtual research environment software

Director: Peter Edwards Date: Friday, September 7, 2012 Software/multimedia package

Personal lexicon service

Director: Peter Edwards Date: Monday, August 27, 2012 Software/multimedia package

PolicyGrid-II OWL ontologies

Director: Peter Edwards Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Software/multimedia package

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Start date
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
End date
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Grant holder
Professor Peter Edwards
Co-applicants
Professor Colin Hunter
Professor Colin Hunter
Dr Lorna Philip
Professor Christopher Mellish
Professor John Farrington
Grant amount
$874,262.55
Grant reference
RES-149-25-1075
Discipline
Statistics, Methods and Computing
Social Stats., Comp. & Methods
Grant type