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RDA-DE 2021 Conference follow up

This week (22-26 Feb), the very successful (more than 600 participants in total) and topic-rich (more than 13 sessions and three workshops) RDA-DE conference took place. The Director of the NFDI, York-Sure Vetter, had highlighted the da|ra service in his contribution regarding its importance for the production of FAIR data. We thank you for the positive feedback and look forward to further …

da|ra update February 2021

In the course of the adaptation of the membership and fee model by DataCite, GESIS founded the DARA Consortium at the end of 2020. The consortium now comprises 51 social and economic science data-holding institutions from Germany and abroad. GESIS is the leading Consortium Organisation and runs together with the ZBW the DOI Registration service da|ra. The Consortium uses 86 Prefixes and has …

RDA-DE Conference 2021

Currently (22 to 26 February 2021), the RDA DE Conference 2021 is taking place as an online event. It is jointly organised by the RDA DE association and the Helmholtz Open Science Bureau. The data strategy of the Federal Government, the Data Use Act, but also very concrete questions of a national data infrastructure are discussed. In the presentation by the director of the NFDI (York …

KonsortSWD: Finding data

Research data in the social, educational, behavioral and economic sciences are distributed in a decentralized manner in research data centers (FDZ). To make them accessible to researchers, many FDZs ensure findability through our DOI registration service da|ra . Search the FDZ inventory via KonsortSWD . The search facility is powered by da|ra.

Lifting data treasures - Grants of KonsortSWD 2021

KonsortSWD will award funding in 2021 to process data together with a research data center and make it available to the scientific community for secondary use. Project funding supports the preparation and provision of relevant new qualitative and quantitative data corpora that are not yet available to the scientific community. The enrichment of existing data corpora by means of linking to …

Communication Toolkit for Implementing Effective Data Practices released

A coalition of primarily U.S. library and higher education groups is publishing a toolkit to support effective adoption of "data practices" such as persistent identifiers and data management plans . This communication toolkit draws upon the outcomes of a 2019 conference, “Implementing Effective Data Practices: A Conference on Collaborative Research Support,” convened by the Association of …

RFII Workshop report "Datentreuhänder: Potenziale, Erwartungen, Umsetzung"

An RfII working group discussed the challenges and opportunities of establishing data trusts with external experts at a workshop in September 2020 on data trusteeship. The results have just been published online in a workshop report (in Geramn only). As to the background: In April 2020, the Council for Information Infrastructures (RfII) reacted to the current discourse on the establishment of …

Maintanance of gesisDataSearch discontinued

The maintenance of the discovery service "gesisDataSearch", implemented by GESIS in 2017, is discontinued. Although the site is still accessible there will not be any technical updates. The metadata harvested from social science research data collections is no longer monitored, and quality assured. The GESIS department "Knowledge Technologies for the Social Sciences" (WTS) will use the indexing …

Implementation of schema.org annotations for all resource types in da|ra

Schema.org is a collaborative, community effort aiming to increase the interoperability of computer systems by creating, maintaining, and promoting schemas for structured data on the Internet. On the Web, the schema.org vocabulary allows the structured annotation of different entity types such a people, products and events. In da|ra, we have been using schema.org to annotate all dataset type …

Guide - Responsible Handling of Research Data

The Research Data Management Working Group (AK FDM) of the Universities in Baden-Württemberg (Germany) has produced a " Guide - Responsible Handling of Research Data" (DE: Leitfaden zum verantwortungsvollen Umgang mit Forschungsdaten) . It includes Best practice recommendations differentiated according to the target groups of researchers, infrastructure institutions and universities. In a …