Melbourne Social and Cultural Informatics Platform (SCIP)

Supporting research in Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and the Visual & Performing Arts


Dr. Leo Konstantelos

03 90356125

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The Melbourne Social and Cultural Informatics Platform (SCIP) is the first facility of its kind in Australia to provide informatics support to researchers in the Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and the Visual & Performing Arts.  It employs innovative socio-technical methods, practices and protocols for the collection, management, exploration, and re-use of valuable digital research data.

Social and cultural informatics is a trans-disciplinary field of research and practice, which studies the use of Information and Communication Technologies in cultural and social contexts.

SCIP brings together a number of experts active in this area in order to provide services that focus on the integration of technology with the dynamic, specific requirements of HASS and VPA research. From Digital Humanities and e-Social Science to Education resources and Digital Archives of audio-visual materials, SCIP’s social and cultural informatics emphasise the opportunities, methodologies and innovation for digital scholarship led by researchers and facilitated by technology.



The opportunities deriving from the ongoing capture, curation and re-use of digital research data in HASS and the VPA are under-explored. SCIP presents a prodigious opportunity to establish a research platform that directly supports digital scholarship in these academic areas. SCIP achieves this by providing services in three key streams:

Research Data Management:

  • Grant application support
  • Data Management Planning
  • Data Repository Planning

Research Tools and Services:

  • Consultation
  • Research Knowledge Archiving
  • 2D and 3D Digitisation
  • Digital Forensics

Training, events, and outreach

  • Training opportunities
  • Information sharing and networking
  • Dedicated knowledge base

For more information please review the services section of our profile, or visit our website:


Dr. Leo Konstantelos

Dr. Leo Konstantelos

Manager, Digital Scholarship Research at The University of Melbourne.

P: 03 90356125 | Email |

Dr. Arif Jubaer

Dr. Arif Jubaer

Socio_informatician at The University of Melbourne, .

P: 0383447455 | Email |


Digitisation and Data Capture equipment

2D and 3D Digitisation & Data Capture used for 2D Digitisation, 3D Digitisation, Scanning, Data Capture, Photography.

Facility: Dr. Leo Konstantelos | 03 90356125

Forensic Recovery of Evidence Device (FRED)

Forensic Hardware used for Data forensics, Data imaging, Data curation, Forensic reporting.

Facility: Dr. Leo Konstantelos | 03 90356125


Reseach Tools & Services

Used for Enhancing research methodologies and innovate using a range of tools and services.

Facility contact: Dr. Leo Konstantelos | 03 90356125

Research Data Management

Used for Supporting the management of data from research project inception, completion, and beyond.

Facility contact: Dr. Leo Konstantelos | 03 90356125

Training, Events, and Outreach

Used for Participate in training and events around Social and Cultural Informations.

Facility contact: Dr. Leo Konstantelos | 03 90356125


Melbourne Social and Cultural Informatics Platform (SCIP)

The University of Melbourne. Level 2, Building 201, Thomas Cherry Building, Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia.

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Type: Core facility in a research organisation
Discipline areas:
Precinct: Central
Affiliations: The University of Melbourne

Tags: 2D Digitisation, 3D digitisation, Arts, Consultation, Data Analysis, Data Curation, Data Management, Data Management Planning, Data Repository, Data Storage, Data Visualisation, Digital Forensics, Digital Methodologies, Education, Grant Support, humanities, Information Science, Information Sharing, Knowledge Archiving, Knowledge Base, Networking, performing arts, Research services, Research tools, Social and Cultural Informatics, social science, training, Visual Arts