Data Ecologies Lab

The Data Ecologies Lab is focused on the sociotechnical organizations that support scientific practices. We study the ways that data inhabit heterogeneous, interlinked spaces through the use of data science ethnography and other digital ethnographic methods.

deLAB Researchers

Led by Associate Professor David Ribes, deLAB members are researchers from the Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE) and Anthropology at the University of Washington.


Recent Publications

Salmon/Data/Integration is a new project and publications will be added here as soon as they become available. In the meantime here are some of deLAB's recent publications — click the button below for a more comprehensive list.

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Notes on the Concept of Data Interoperability: Cases from an Ecology of AIDS Research Infrastructures (2017)

Ribes, D.

Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. 2017, ACM: Portland, Oregon, USA. p. 1514-1526.
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Organizing for Ontological Change: The Kernel of a Research Infrastructure (2015)

Ribes D and Polk JB

Social Studies of Science 45(2): 214-241.

Making an Issue out of a Standard: Storytelling Practices in a Scientific Community (2013)

Millerand, F., D. Ribes, K.S. Baker, and G. C. Bowker

Science, Technology & Human Values 38 (1):7-43.
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