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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. 

PhD researchers and Early Career researchers are warmly invited to participate in our activities. 

Our ‘CDCS Opportunities’ email list is for University of Edinburgh PhD students and ECRs: join to receive notifications about PhD-focused events, paid work and the volunteering opportunities that we provide. We also use this list to share details of upcoming peer learning events.

Our Stakeholder Forum offers the opportunity for all interested researchers and professional services staff to learn about and give feedback on the activities and development of CDCS. The Forum meets twice a year.  

We welcome self-nominations to the Stakeholders' Forum. Please apply if you are interested in participating.

If you are external to the University of Edinburgh and would like to take part in the Stakeholder's Forum, please get in touch via email in the first instance.

Early Career Researchers and PhD Students within the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences whose research focuses on relevant topics, can apply to become affiliates of the Centre for Data, Culture & Society.

Please note this scheme is only open to University of Edinburgh applicants. 

We also offer affiliation to external researchers working closely with our team.  

The Centre for Data, Culture & Society supports a variety of research clusters led by academics. Clusters take different forms and can be used for different purposes, for example, for identifying and providing visibility to groups working on cross-cutting topics and across disciplines, or for bring together those with common interests to work towards specific research-related goals.   

CDCS provides administrative and organisational support for cluster events and websites, assists in the development of cluster plans and makes funding available to support cluster activities.  

If you would be interested in leading a CDCS research cluster, please get in touch.

We support skills development and knowledge sharing through a programme of training. This includes sessions based on online materials which bring groups together, led by a paid facilitator, to peer support one another while they learn new skills.

If you would like to propose a topic and facilitate a skills session, get in touch.

We are happy to help facilitate networking across our community and welcome contact from those interested in our research areas. If you are external to the University of Edinburgh and are looking to make connections, just drop us a line at or subscribe to our mailing list at the bottom of the webpage.

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I love the openness and diversity in projects, people and events supported by the Centre.

The team and affiliates' dedication is remarkable in creating an engaged community and research opportunities.

- Yazmin Morlet Corti, CDCS PhD affiliate & PhD candidate in Politics, SPS