The digital era represents an opportunity for the Science, Technology and Society disciplines to profit from a more sustained use of certain research methodologies, thanks to the availability of large quantities of data and powerful computing tools for their analysis. The general objective of the CIRST’s latest research facility, the Bureau des initiatives numériques (BIN – loosely translated as the Bureau of digital initiatives), is to support researchers in their ambitions to carry out such ground-breaking research.
The Bureau des initiatives numériques was created to develop the digital humanities component of the CIRST. This development is along three axes:
Professors and students can request training sessions tailored to a research team or project, or for more general training within the areas of expertise of the BIN.
Professors and students can call on the BIN for the elaboration of the digital humanities portion of a project, for its implementation, or simply for a consultation relating to an existing project or one in development.
One of the BIN’s mandates is to construct and maintain databases stemming from projects in which it was involved, in order to make them available and easily usable by other researchers. In the same way, the codes and algorithms created for the implementation of a project will be made available to other researchers in order to ensure that the BIN is a foundational resource for the CIRST.
The professional support offered by the BIN can be put to use for all the tasks which are generally necessary for the implementation of a research project in the digital humanities:
Project submissions are accepted at all times. Each submission must contain the following information:
Projects will be evaluated with respect to:
Submissions (2p. max) must be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org