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Research Data Management in Italy

By on November 15, 2016

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.

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Roundtable Open Access Publishing in social sciences

By on October 27, 2016

Today’s half-day roundtable on Open Access publishing – journals, books and reality at the EUI contained the following presentations and interventions. This post is made available today in order to give access to them immediately. Notes and some comments may be added later on. Pep Torn, EUI Library Director, welcomes keynote speakers and gives and […]

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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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Official Launch of New European Data Portal with access to public-sector open datasets in 34 countries

By on February 22, 2016

Following four months of beta testing, the European Commision launched the European Data Portal on 17 February. The new Portal provides access to 415,000 datasets harvested from 70 data catalogues in 34 countries (28 European Union member states, the EEA, Switzerland and countries in the EU Neighbourhood Policy programme). Data is sourced from national, regional, local or domain-specific public data providers. The Eurovoc Thesaurus allows multilingual searching by data category. Online training materials are provided – with detailed information on data access, sharing and ownership. The portal provides an advanced search function for the discovery of public open data by geographical location. Full details of access to data at the EUI are on this Library page.

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Visualisation tool for locating data repositories by discipline and sub-discipline launched by re3data

By on February 19, 2016

The directory of data repositories re3data.org has launched a new visualisation tool for locating data by discipline and sub-discipline. A breakout chart with domains such as ‘Economic Theory’; ‘Public Finance’; ‘Statistics and Econometrics’ and ‘Economic and Social History’ helps researchers to locate data repositories in fields of interest. The re3data platform – maintained by Humboldt-Universität, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and partners – allows users to search and browse data repositories by scholarly discipline and data type. An overview of Research Data Services at the EUI is on this Library page.

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New European Data Portal launched to enhance access to public-sector open datasets in 34 countries

By on November 27, 2015

The European Commission launched the European Data Portal (beta version) with access to 250,000 public-sector open datasets on 25 November. The new portal harvests metadata from 34 European countries (28 EU member states, EEA, Switzerland and countries in the EU Neighbourhood Policy programme) sourced from national, regional, local or domain-specific public data providers. The Eurovoc Thesaurus allows multilingual searching by data category. Online training materials are provided – with detailed information on data access, sharing and ownership. The portal provides an advanced search function for the discovery of public open data by geographical location. The European Data Portal is developed by the European Commission and partners: Capgemini, INTRASOFT International, Fraunhofer Fokus, con terra, Sogeti, the Open Data Institute, Time.Lex and the University of Southampton. The EC invites feedback on the beta version via this form. Details of access to data at the EUI are on this Library page.

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