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UCD Dynamics Lab Finalist in DatSci 2018

The UCD Dynamics Lab, led by Associate Professor Diane Payne, at the Geary Institute for Public Policy partnered with the Transparent Referendum Initiative ( to gather and share information on online ads targeting Irish voters in the run up to the recent referendum on the Repeal of the 8th Amendment. The specific role in this partnership for the Dynamics Lab at UCD’s Geary Institute was to conduct an analysis of this online data.

Killian McLoughlin, a Masters student at the UCD School of Sociology (MSc Programme in Social Data Analytics) worked with the Transparent Referendum Initiative data and team, as part of his MSc internship training.

The Transparent Referendum Initiative has been shortlisted as one of Finalists in the 'Best Use of Data for Social Impact' category at the Data Science Awards 2018.

More information is available here