Digital Observatory

We provide state-of-the-art research infrastructure and expertise for tracking, collecting and analysing dynamic digital data.

About us

The Digital Observatory collaborates with researchers and organisations to determine and supply their data and analytical needs, allowing them to focus on data analysis and interpretation.

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Using our services

Instructions for accessing our services.

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The Digital Observatory operates and maintains a databank (incorporating the Australian Twittersphere) and offers data-related services provided by data scientists and data engineers.

Digital Observatory Databank

We can help researchers access data from the Australian Twittersphere, create custom social media data collections, and collect data from the public web.

Data scientist/engineer as a service

We can provide the data expertise you need for your research or organisation.

Data training and workshops

We can provide training in data science and foundational technical skills using real world data.

Social media intelligence and insights

We can connect industry partners to QUT researchers with cutting-edge expertise in social media.


Dr Marissa Takahashi

Manager, Digital Observatory

Business information systems, information engineering, technology and innovation

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Associate Professor Daniel Angus

Associate Professor in Digital Communication
Research Engagement Leader, Digital Observatory

Digital communication and media, conversation data, technology and society

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Our collaborators

University of Sydney
University of Queensland
Griffith University

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Get in touch to find out what we can do for you.

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Digital Observatory

Level 8, P Block
Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia

Postal address

Digital Observatory
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane QLD 4001