Now in beta, a new tool which will enable researchers to quickly identify high quality social and economic datasets. It is described more fully in this article but basically it aims to use Data Documentation Initiative metadata to harvest records from a number of separate high-quality sources including the German GESIS Data Archive (https://www.gesis.org/en/services/data-analysis/), and the US American Data Archive, ICPSR. The aim is to enable searchers to conduct key word searches in one place then sort the results by date, type of survey (includes numeric, spss files, voting pols, opinion polls etc.
Try it out in the Beta search
If you are interested in data you might also like to take a look at the OpenMinTeD websuiite.
This European project is aiming to create an infrastructure that fosters and facilitates the use of text mining technologies in scientific publications worldwide. It has recently been developing infographics to demonstrate usage in food microbiology. See this posting – what organisms live in my cheese?
The website also has some articles and video content explaining why text and data-mining could be key to different types of scientists.