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Centre of Governance & Human Rights (CGHR)


New for 2021-22, the Cambridge DVC is very happy to launch 'Open Source Investigation for Academics'.  This is a methodology course run by CGHR's Digital Verification Corps, in partnership with the Social Science Research Methods Programme and Cambridge Digital Humanities, as well as with the Citizen Evidence Lab at Amnesty International.

This eight-week course introduces participants to the key methods, possibilities and problematics of digital open source investigation (OSI). Developed in the human rights and journalism spheres, this methodology is useful for scholars and citizens using open source data such as social media content, online databases and satellite images. Throughout, the course will take a critical and reflexive approach to open source investigation, making space to question and unsettle its norms and practices by drawing from insights across the disciplines and by keeping considerations of ethics and power at the core of our approach.

Open Source Investigation for Academics is running for the first time in Michaelmas.  Limited places are available to all staff and students; for more information on future course provision, sign up for the DVC mailing list here.