Contentious Incident Variable Entry Template


This is the home page for the CIVET—Contentious Incident Variable Entry Template—data entry system. CIVET is being developed by the NSF-sponsored project titled “A Method for Leveraging Public Information Sources for Social Science Research” which is creating tools to improve the efficiency of data generation in the social sciences, with an initial focus on coding event data in the domain of contentious politics.

CIVET is a standard Django application; the documentation below includes instructions for installing the system either locally or in the Amazon Web Services cloud environment. Django is very widely used and has extensive documentation, so your installation requirements are not covered in the CIVET documentation, it should be relatively easy alternative instructions.

Link to the software on GitHub

Link to the on-line documentation

Download documentation (PDF)


The development of CIVET is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation Office of Multidisciplinary Activities in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences, Award 1338470 and the Odum Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with additional assistance from Parus Analytics.

Last update: 14 August 2015