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We support data-led and applied digital research across the arts, humanities and social sciences

The Centre for Data, Culture & Society provides our community of practice with space for experimentation, innovation and skills development, and gives tailored support to research groups and projects. We offer extensive training opportunities across a variety of applied digital research methods and work to showcase the potential of data-rich and applied digital research.


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We want to grow capacity for data-driven and applied digital research across the disciplines. Our extensive training programme is delivered to researchers by researchers, and designed to help our community develop new skills that enable them to conduct their research more effectively.  Courses range from introductory sessions on coding to deep dives into the affordances of particular tools and libraries, to week long summer schools focused on key methods. We also gather, develop and share resources, offering guidance on skills development though out Training Pathways, and work in partnership with other providers to support related training initiatives. 



There are lots of ways to get involved with the Centre for Data, Culture & Society, from working with us to deliver events and training, to joining a research cluster. Or just come along to our fikas and have an informal chat!

Project Development

We can provide an informal sounding board for ideas in early stages, offering guidance on possible next steps and helping to facilitate pilot projects.  Within our core team, we have experience and expertise across many disciplines and research methods. 


CDCS offers a bursary scheme and run periodic funding calls for proposals, usually for small development projects and equipment. We can also advise on funding applications and help you develop your project funding bid. 

2 Feb 2023, 10:00 – 12:00

Working with OCR

3 Feb 2023, 14:00 – 16:00

Finding Patterns Across Data

6 Feb 2023, 13:00 – 14:00

PhD and ECR Lunchtime Social