The project will assist the social science community to exploit the full potential of emerging Semantic Web technologies and standards in the Grid context. It will expand upon an earlier ESRC-funded pilot demonstrator project at Aberdeen (Fearlus-G[1]) to explore the costs and benefits of using proposed Semantic Grid standards and methodology in tasks related to policy development and appraisal.

Aims of the Node are as follows:

  • To facilitate evidence-based rural, social, and land-use policy-making through integrated analysis of mixed data types, with the goal of enabling the achievement of greater sustainability through cross-sectoral policy-making;
  • To demonstrate that Semantic Web/Grid solutions can be deployed to support various facets of evidence-based policy-making through the development of appropriate tools;
  • To focus on the authoring of relevant ontologies to support rural, social and land-use policy domains;
  • To investigate issues surrounding communication of semantic metadata to social scientists and policy practitioners;
  • To promote awareness of the Semantic Grid vision and supporting technologies amongst social scientists, and to facilitate training through workshops, etc.;
  • To foster interdisciplinary research between social and computing scientists.


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National Centre for eSocial Science strategy board

Member: Peter Edwards Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Board/Council/Panel

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Semantic workflow management for social simulation

Co-author: Edoardo Pignotti Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Dissemination / Communication

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eScience support for evidence-based policy making

Co-author: Peter Edwards Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Dissemination / Communication

Enhancing workflow with a semantic description of scientific intent

Recipient: Edoardo Pignotti Date: Friday, January 18, 2013 Degree/other honour

Using natural language generation to provide access to semantic metadata

Recipient: Feikje Hielkema Date: Friday, January 18, 2013 Degree/other honour

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PolicyGrid ontologies & metadata workshop 2

Organiser: Peter Edwards Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 Organised event

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PolicyGrid introduction & scene setting workshop 1

Organiser: Peter Edwards Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 Organised event

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PolicyGrid evaluation session

Organiser: Peter Edwards Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 Organised event

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Project submission to the RCUK international review of eScience

Author: Peter Edwards Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Other

The eSocial science agenda : challenges & opportunities for geographers

Organiser: Lorna Philip Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Organised event

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Using eScience to support evidence-based policy research

Speaker: John Farrington Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Seminar/workshop

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Provenance & evidence-based policy research

Speaker: Peter Edwards Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Seminar/workshop

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ourSpaces : web2.0 meets the semantic grid for social science

Speaker: Peter Edwards Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Seminar/workshop

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Workflow support & agent-based social simulation

Speaker: Edoardo Pignotti Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Seminar/workshop

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Supporting provenance and argumentation in evidence-based policy assessment

Speaker: Alison Chorley Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Seminar/workshop

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Evaluating LIBER, an ontology-driven WYSIWYM interface

Speaker: Feikje Hielkema Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Seminar/workshop

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PolicyGrid : semantic grid tools for rural policy development & appraisal

Speaker: Edoardo Pignotti Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Seminar/workshop

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FEARLUS+SPOM

Speaker: Gary Polhill Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Seminar/workshop

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Policygrid : semantic grid tools for rural policy development & appraisal

Speaker: Edoardo Pignotti Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Seminar/workshop

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ourSpaces : a collaborative research environment for e-social science

Speaker: Feikje Hielkema Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Seminar/workshop

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Why ontologies are only part of the answer for humanities & social science

Speaker: Peter Edwards Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Seminar/workshop

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Semantic grid challenges for eresearch : the policygrid view

Speaker: Abdelkader Gouaich Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Seminar/workshop

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Semantic grid tools for rural policy development & appraisal

Author: Peter Edwards Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Seminar/workshop

Semantic grid tools for rural policy development and appraisal research summary

Author: Peter Edwards Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Research summary

ourSpaces virtual research environment

Creator: Peter Edwards Date: Friday, January 11, 2013 Website

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Start date
Wednesday, February 1, 2006
End date
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Grant holder
Professor Peter Edwards
Co-applicants
Professor Christopher Mellish
Professor John Farrington
Professor Alun Preece
Grant amount
$343,043.57
Grant reference
RES-149-25-1027
Discipline
Statistics, Methods and Computing
Social Stats., Comp. & Methods
Grant type