The Social Data Science Lab maintains and distributes the ESRC COSMOS Open Data Analytics software. COSMOS is available at no cost to academic institutions and not-for-profit organisations. Please email us to request a download link using your institutional email address.

August 2020 update: COSMOS is currently being updated for modifications inline with the recent changes to the OAuth API. You will not be able to collect Twitter data until this is complete. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. A new version of COMSOS will be released in Autumn 2020.

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  • COSMOS V 1.5 user interface, data collection, analysis and visualisation by Social Data Science Lab, Cardiff University
  • Twitter API authentication by University of St. Andrews
  • Sentiment Analysis via SentiStrength by University of Wolverhampton

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