Political and Social Sciences


2021 EUI Library ‘Research Data Guide’ (9th edition) Published on 14 May

The 9th edition of the EUI Library Research Data Guide was published on the 14th of May 2021, providing information about data discovery; in-project data use; data management plans; data protection and database copyright; data requirements in EU Horizon Europe, and data preservation and sharing.  The EUI Library Data Portal provides access to Library-licensed macroeconomic, micro-socioeconomic and Europe-related databases. 80 data resource guides provide information on coverage, variables, user networks, online manuals and terms and conditions of use. The Data Portal also provides information about the Library’s restricted micro-socioeconomic data server. ctd

40th EUI Research Dataset Added to the Research Data Collection in Cadmus

On the 23rd of April, the 40th EUI research dataset was added to the multi-disciplinary Research Data Collection in the Cadmus repository. The EUI Research Data Collection is an infrastructure for the preservation of EUI research data outputs; a platform for sharing research data; and a solution for funder-mandated research data management compliance (eg. EU Horizon Europe / ERC).  To submit a dataset for reposit – please complete this online form. The EUI Library offers specialist support regarding (i) data protection (ii) database copyright and (iii) advice on metadata, file-naming, format, structure, and whether data should be archived under embargo, or made available as open data.  An overview of EUI research data support is in the EUI Library Research Data Guide. Only EUI-generated datasets can be included in the EUI Research Data Collection. [ctd…]

Love Data Week 2021

During international Love Data Week, the Library is raising awareness of the EUI Research Data Collection in the Cadmus repository and Library Research Data Services including; data management planning; data protection and copyright; and data preservation and repositing:

♥ The Library helps researchers, fellows and professors to preserve their research data in the EUI Research Data Collection in the Cadmus repository
♥ The first step is to complete the Library’s online data submission form
♥ We will then make an appointment for transfer of data, documentation and – where applicable – code
♥ Any researcher, fellow or professor – from any discipline – can submit research data outputs to the EUI Research Data Collection
♥ Library staff will use the information in the online form to generate metadata to describe your dataset and make it findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR data principles)
♥ The Library also helps research project managers to prepare data management plans (DMPs) which are required when applying for EU Horizon Europe and ERC funding
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The 2019 EUI Open Access events at the EUI

The theme of the Open Access Week 2019 was “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”. A number of events were organised at the EUI to celebrate the open access week. A course on Commercial Publishers and Open Access: know your rights took place on Wednesday 23 October, by Lotta Svantesson and Monica Steletti. Download […]

Trial access to Statista GmbH data portal for EUI members until 29 March. Feedback welcome

EUI users have trial access to the Statista data portal until the 29th of March. Statista provides access to general macroeconomic, market, consumer, opinion, demographic, media and other global data series. Dossiers and industry reports are provided – along with economic forecasts for over 400 sectors in 40 countries. Users can use the search function to locate series; visualise data in bar chart, line graph or table format; and download in XLS, PNG, PPT and PDF. In addition to the main search, users can access data via the tab menu: industries, topics, countries, digital markets and infographics. Forecasts are under the Services tab at upper left. The interface is also available in French and German and Spanish. Feedback to [email protected] is very welcome.

EUI Library launches access to Factiva news database

EUI members now have access to the Factiva database of worldwide general and business news content. Factiva covers more than 28,000 resources from 159 countries in 22 languages. The database can be used to locate and export full-texts and abstracts. Quantitative news trend analysis can be performed on search returns, and a key-term frequency graphic is available at the upper left of the search returns’ screen. The free text search function, and Boolean Operators, are explained in this guide. The left menu allows the inclusion or exclusion of content by facet category: newspapers, newswires, industry publications, websites and company reports; by time period; and by language of content. Enter Factiva via this Catalogue link. An overview of the database is in the Guide to Factiva.