Welcome to the project website of "Digitize! Computational Social Sciences in the digital and social Transformation"

Digitize! is a cooperative digitalisation project in which various social sciences collaborate with data scientists, legal scholars and experts in research ethics.

The collaboration comprises numerous researchers from various partner organisations across Austria:

  • University of Vienna
  • University of Linz
  • University of Graz
  • University of Salzburg

On this website you may find further information on participating researchers and universities, the project's structure, goals and work program.

We hope you enjoy reading!

Latest project news

Open Educational Ressources - Seltene, aber wichtige Implusgeber für die Digitalisierung der Lehre?

In AP5 wurde im letzten Jahr die Lage von deutschsprachigen offen zugänglichen Methodenlehrinhalten analysiert. AP5-Leiter Dimitri Prandner und Mitarbeiter Matthias Forstner präsentieren die Ergebnisse in Journal "Frontiers in Education" und auf der HEAd'22 Konferenz:

Einen Einblick in das Datenset und Code-Beispiele kann man auf Zenodo finden:
- ZENODO | Overview: GERMAN LANGUAGE OER FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE METHODS EDUCATION (https://zenodo.org/record/6603205#.YvYKYPjP3dk)

Die Ergebnisse können Sie hier nachlesen.


Start of the second panel survey wave

At the beginning of June 2022, Digitize! starts with postal recruitment for the second wave of the Digitize! survey. 8,000 letters are being send - on the basis of § 2d FOG for scientific purposes - to a representative sample throughout Austria!

All information and ongoing updates can be found here.

Digitize! in Ars Aequi podcast

Check out how the Digitize! project is presented by Filip Paspalj and Seliem El-Sayed in this new podcast!

The Podcast Ars Aequi. Law and Technology is hosted by Paul Eberstaller (himself a Digitize! team member) and Tima Otu Anwana from the Department for Innovation and Digitalisation in Law (University of Vienna, Digitize! partner and lead of WP 7). At the crossroads of law and digital technologies, the two hosts regularly discuss the newest topics such as "fake news", "revenge porn" or - as in Episode 6 - the department's ongoing research projects.

Enjoy listening and learning about Digitize! from Seliem and Filip!

Digitize! MOOC

May 2021

In 2022, the Digitize! project will produce and publish its own MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in cooperation with the digitalisation project iMOOX and the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Vienna!

Currently, the Digitize! team is preparing the first draft concept for this free online course.

We are looking forward to this great collaboration and will keep you updated!

New publication by Seliem El-Sayed and Barbara Prainsack in Harvard Data Science Review

Blue Chips and White Collars: Whose Data Science Is It?

Digitize! is funded under the 2019 Call 'Digital and social Transformation in University Education' by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.