The 2017 edition of the EUI Library Research Data Guide is now available online. The new 5th edition contains a new section on the (beta) EUI ResData repository and expanded details about data management plans (DMPs) and metadata for datasets. The Research Data Guide covers data discovery; terms and conditions of access and use; data security; research data management; metadata and documentation; data preservation, open data sharing and research data in the EU Horizon 2020 research funding programme. There is also an updated section on qualitative data in the humanities and social sciences. The section on open data provides information on whether, when, how, where and under what terms, research data outputs can be openly shared.
The Library has launched a new directory of bibliographical databases, bibliographical software and reference works for economic literature and data science. The new directory is structured to provide synergies between online bibliographical databases and ‘traditional’ reference works and bibliographies. The new directory has the following structure:
- Online bibliographies / finding literature in economics and statistical science (EconLit, Web of Science and RePEc, &c.)
- Software for bibliography-building (EndNote, Zotero)
- Major reference works in economics and statistical science (Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, North-Holland/Elsevier Handbooks, Oxford Dictionary of Economics, &c.)
- EUI Library economics-related bibliographies (Bibliography of the Global Financial and Economic Crisis, Bibliography of the Euro and European Monetary Union &c.)
SNL Financial provides data on approximately 29,000 banking institutions worldwide. Ownership information; financial statements; market analysis; filings; maps of bank locations; mergers and acquisitions information; and financial sector news and alerts are provided. An Excel add-in can be used for the selection and elaboration of data variables, geographical coverage and time series. SNL Financial is published by Standard and Poors.
The Global Financial Database of long-range series on stocks, bonds, bills and other financial data from 200 countries, is now available to EUI members. The Global Financial Database covers approximately 200 countries from the medieval period to present. EUI members can create an account on the GFD platform using an eui.eu mail account. A unique User Name and Password (case-sensitive) will be assigned via the eui.eu mail account. Enter the User Name (EUI mail address) and GFD Password at the login link (also in the top-bar menu).
On Friday, 25 November, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published new Guidelines on Research Ethics and New Forms of Data for social and economic research, in light of the quickly-changing technological, communications’ and social context of data discovery, use and dissemination. The OECD Global Science Forum expert group – supported by the UK Economic and Social Research Council and the US National Science Foundation – issued the following statement:
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.