We work closely with the EFI, a new data-led innovation hub at the University of Edinburgh. Currently a virtual institute, EFI will lead the way in the human, organisational, social, cultural and institutional aspects of data driven innovation. CDCS supports the development of the Institute and CDCS Director Melissa Terras plays a key role as EFI Director of Research.
We are currently developing a text-mining platform in collaboration with the Research Services team (Information Services) and High Performance Computing experts at the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre.
Information Services also provide technical training for our research community, and partner with us on a number of small development projects.
CDCS is represented on the ATI Digital Humanities Interest Group by Professor Melissa Terras.
CDCS is an Associate Partner in this project, co-financed by the INTERREG Atlantic Area programme, whose main result will be to produce new Management and Sustainability Plans (PGS) for all World Heritage sites included in the project.
The University of Edinburgh is a founding partner in the new READ-COOP which oversees the development of the Transkribus platform. Melissa Terras is on the Board of Directors of READ-COOP.
We partner with IASH to offer funded Digital Scholarship Visiting Fellowships and Digital Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellowships each year.
Dr Lachlan Urquhart, CDCS Lead for Law, is a visiting researcher at the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute and works closely with the Mixed Reality Lab. He is currently Co-I on a shared EPSRC-funded project 'Defence Against the Dark Artefacts' looking at technical, sociological & legal requirements for effective smart home cybersecurity.
In partnership with the Digital Scholarship Service, we support the use of the Library’s Data Foundry and work together on training initiatives. We also collaborate with the Library on projects on a regular basis, most recently on a creative project to 3-D scan and then render parts of the library building hidden under their public reading rooms on George IV Bridge.
Dr Jen Ross, who leads our Digital Cultural Heritage cluster, and Melissa Terras are supervising a PhD project in partnership with the National Galleries of Scotland, titled “Unlike a Version: The lives of digitised artworks”. CDCS PhD affiliate Eleanor Capaldi is undertaking the project, exploring the meanings and movements of digitised artworks in the context of NGS’ collections.
Dr Lachlan Urquhart is Co-I on an ESRC-AHRC-funded project in partnership with the Network. ‘Emotional AI in Commerce, Civic Life and Security In Japan and the UK’ will explore governance of affective computing in different contexts of everyday life.
We are part of the Edinburgh Carpentries initiative, and work with the Software Sustainability Institute to support the development of Data and Software Carpentries across the University and the city.
We have a strong working relationship with LUC and in particular the Centre for Research Collections and the Digital Library team. We regularly collaborate on developing events and digitisation training to ensure that the research community can access, analyse and explore the University of Edinburgh's rich and varied collections. Many of the images on our site are 'mash ups' from LUC collections.
We are a partner of the XLab, whose goal is to foster CHI as an interdisciplinary field studying and pursuing the effective use of cultural heritage data, information, and knowledge for humanistic or scientific inquiry, problem solving, and decision making, motivated by efforts to improve human well-being.