Dr Paula Forbes is currently working on a Horizon 2020 research project called TRIPLE, the goal of the project is to build a digital platform supporting researchers with the discoverability of new data, projects and collaborators. Social Science and Humanities (SSH) fields are divides across a wide range of disciplines and languages which leads to fragmentation, preventing researchers from finding all the relevant data easily. Use and re-use of SSH research is low, interdisciplinary collaboration possibilities may be missed and societal impact is limited by these issues. TRIPLE aims to address these issues; it enables researchers to discover and re-use SSH data, across projects, disciplines, and language boundaries. The platform will provide a means to build strong interdisciplinary projects and to develop large-scale scientific missions. TRIPLE imagines new ways to conduct, connect and discover research; it will promote cultural diversity inside Europe; it will support scientific, industrial and societal applications of SSH science; it will connect researchers and projects with other stakeholders: citizens, policy makers, companies, enabling them to take part in research projects or to answer to some of their issues.
Paula has also worked in the School of Applied Science (on the InForCare project https://northsearegion.eu/in-for-care/) and in the School of Design and Informatics on the Stepping Up Project (http://steppingupnexus.org.uk/).