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Silk: a data tool for your research

Please consider using this product, Silk, for your data gathering needs. Silk is a place to publish your data, watch this brief 80 second video from them:


Be aware that this data will be curated by Silk for commercial purposes in the future.

Here are some examples of Silk  used by media organizations:


Also, here are some data projects by media and research organizations, including Silk themselves:

https://ijnet-journalism-safety.silk.co/ – icfj.org started this one

data.fatalencounters.org (this is actually on the fatal encounters domain)
http://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/ (this is a project for HRW)
http://clematis-street-restaurants.silk.co/ – this was built by Palm Beach Post with two Silk embeds
http://smex.silk.co/ – This is a data story by a leading arabic digital rights NGO
http://naming-the-dead.silk.co/ – This story was done on Silk and was named one of three MJ Bear Fellows from ONA for young journalists.
http://google-self-driving-car-incidents.silk.co/ – This is Silk’s own data story using Google Car Crash Data (trapped in PDFs – we liberate into Silk)