The second OSDC PIRE workshop will be held in the Informatics Forum from 17 to 21 June 2013. Applications are invited from researchers in the SICSA member institutions www.sicsa.ac.uk/home as a result of sponsorship from SICSA and CISA www.cisa.inf.ed.ac.uk. The first ten suitable applicants to register at osdc-pire-edinburgh2013.eventbrite.com will be accepted. Details of the programme of the event, discussing how to exploit Big Data using globally shared cloud facilities, can be found on page http://research.nesc.ac.uk/node/917. Ideal applicants will be part-way through a PhD and will either be trying to develop methods of using our growing wealth of data, or will be researching into tools or technology than enables such researchers to more easily and more effectively mine the gold from the data bonanza.