World Social Science Forum

World Social Science Forum

The third World Social Science Forum was held in Durban this week, themed around transforming global relations for a just world.

Professor David De Roure opened a panel on Big Data and Research Ethics, looking at what’s happening in the world of big data and the social sciences. Building on the definition of “New forms of Data” in the OECD report “New Data for Understanding the Human Condition”, David’s talk focused on social media analytics and social machines as a rehearsal for living in the Internet of Things.

The OECD expert group will be publishing international guidelines in due course.