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New publication by Krämer, Papenmeier, Carevic, Kern & Mathiak: Data-Seeking Behaviour in the Social Sciences

In this exploratory study, the authors observe the information-seeking behaviour of social scientists searching for research data to reveal impediments and identify opportunities for data search infrastructure. Besides the topical relevance, access to detailed metadata is crucial during dataset search. Krämer, T., Papenmeier, A., Carevic, Z. et al. Data-Seeking Behaviour in the Social Sciences. …

iPRES2021

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the iPRES2020 had to be postponed to iPRES2021. It will be held at the National Science Library, in October 19-22, 2021, Beijing, China, and will be organized in a hybrid mode. This conference brings together participants from around the world to share their recent research, development projects, implementation efforts, and other practical experiences, and to …

More Open Data - Musterdatenkatalog der Bertelsmannstiftung

So far, more than 140 municipalities in Germany, including many large cities from Kiel to Munich, but also some small and medium-sized towns, have made open municipal data available. The Bertelsmann Foundation's sample data catalogue assigns the data sets to around 60 different municipal subject areas. Thanks to the catalogue, interested parties can, for example, view all open data of a …

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 …