Research Data Management in Italy

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The Research Data Alliance (Europe) hosts a two-day workshop on research data management and open data on 14-15 November. Sessions are live-streamed from the Università di Firenze. The workshop is organised in collaboration with the universities of Bologna, Milano, Parma, Torino and Trento with the support of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Associazione italiana per la promozione della scienza aperta and OpenAIRE. The workshop brings together researchers, data managers and librarians to share experiences regarding the discovery, management, elaboration, re-use, and reproducibility of research data. The EUI Library is represented at the workshop.

The event is organised around the FAIR Principles for “Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable Data… launched by the Data FAIRport initiative and recently adopted by the European Commission Guidelines on FAIR Data Management in Horizon 2020.”

The EUI published the 4thedition of the Library Research Data Guide on 28 October 2016.

The Guide (PDF) provides information on research data management; data discovery; terms and conditions of access and use; data security; dataset metadata and documentation; data repositing, preservation and open data sharing.

The 4thedition contains a new section (#8) on ‘Qualitative Data in Humanities and Social Sciences: access and use’ and expanded details about data management plans (DMPs) and data management in the EU Horizon 2020 research funding programme.

The section on open data provides information on whether, when, how, where and under what terms, research data outputs can be openly shared.

Please contact the Library to arrange a research data appointment: [email protected]

The EUI Data Portal provides access to a comprehensive collection of macroeconomic and micro-socioeconomic data resources. All 75 resources in the EUI Data Portal have an information guide with (i) Data description, (ii) Time coverage, (iii) Support links; eg. user networks, online manuals, software tools &c., and (iv) Instructions on how to access.
Macroeconomic Data: National, regional and global economic statistics are available from major providers, including Thomson Reuters, Eurostat, IMF, World Bank, OECD, ECB, WIIW, UN and many others.
Micro-socioeconomic Data: Individual, family, household and firm level data are available from Eurostat, GESIS, ICPSR, Bureau van Dijk, UKDS, DIW and many others. Micro-socioeconomic data is subject to special registration requirements. EUI members should complete the micro data registration form (selecting the required dataset from the drop-down menu) and; sign two conditions of use agreements at the Economics Information Office (Badia Fiesolana, 085) or at the Economics Departmental Library information desk (Villa La Fonte, 2ndfloor). Detailed instructions are given on each micro data resource page under ‘How to access.’

Online research software manuals. Paper manuals are available in the 001-005 shelf range at the Badia Library and the Economics Departmental Library (Villa La Fonte).

European, European Union and Euro Area statistical databases