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 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.
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 […]
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]
Official Launch of New European Data Portal with access to public-sector open datasets in 34 countriesBy Thomas Bourke 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.
Visualisation tool for locating data repositories by discipline and sub-discipline launched by re3dataBy Thomas Bourke 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.