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New Eurostat Micro Data Access Application Procedure

By on January 11, 2017

Eurostat has launched a new data access application procedure for micro data. From January 2017, EUI members should use the new Microdata Access Worlkflow Tool – which requires Principal Investigators to register via the EU Login authentication service.

The EUI Researcher – or Principal Investigator in a research team – should create an EU Login for the project application. (It is not necessary for all members of a research team to have a login.)

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2016 edition of EUI Library ‘Research Data Guide’ published on 28 October

By on October 28, 2016

The 4th edition of the Library ‘Research Data Guide’ was issued on 28 October 2016. The Guide 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 2016 edition 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.

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2016 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences awarded to Oliver Hart (Harvard) and Bengt Holmström (MIT)

By on October 10, 2016

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics (Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel) has been awarded to Profs. Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström. The announcement by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, on 10 October reads: “Modern economies are held together by innumerable contracts. The new theoretical tools created by Hart and Holmström are valuable to the understanding of real-life contracts and institutions, as well as potential pitfalls in contract design.” The Prize will be presented in December.

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Major Upgrade of Zenodo CERN inter-disciplinary open data repository

By on September 14, 2016

Zenodo – the open data repository service maintained by CERN – announced the abolition of the 2GB file size limit on 13 September. The repository now accepts files of up to 50GB. The EUI Library has created an EUI data community in Zenodo. EUI members can submit data for inclusion by writing to [email protected]

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Economics Departmental Library opens at Villa La Fonte

By on August 23, 2016

The Economics Departmental Library relocated to the second floor of Villa La Fonte (VLF-035) on 23 August. The data support desk is open at the same location on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Due to heavy demand, books and manuals in the departmental collection may only be used at Villa La Fonte. eBook versions of titles in the collection are available via this index.

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Webcasts of Festival Economia from Trento: 2-5 June

By on June 2, 2016

The 2016 Festival Economia took place in Trento from 2 to 5 June. Nobel economists, policymakers, central bankers, publishers and journalists discussed economic trends and presented new academic research on the theme ‘Where Growth Takes Place’ – ‘I luoghi della crescita’ – focusing on geographical aspects of economic development. The programme – with links to webcast recordings and other materials – is available in English, Italian and German. The Scientific Director of the 2016 Festival Economia is Prof. Tito Boeri of Bocconi University. [Full details]

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