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).
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.
The BigDataEurope consortium has launched a Big Data Aggregator Platform to provide access to, and tools for, “multilingual data harvesting, data analytics, and data visualisation.” BigDataEurope is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 research and science funding initiative, and is composed of stakeholders from seven societal research clusters: health; food; energy; transport; climate; social sciences and security. Services include data storage, processing, analysis and publishing. The portal launch press release is available in English and German.
The EUI Library has acquired UN Industrial Development Organisation Industrial Statistics to release 2016. The platform has also been redesigned. UNIDO provides harmonised industrial development statistics for 166 countries from 1963 to present. Via the new interface, EUI users can now access all UNIDO data in INDSTAT 2 (without accessing INDSTAT 4). MVA 2016 and CIP 2016 are also available. UNIDO INDSTAT2 industrial data are presented at the 2-digit level of the International Standard Industrial Classification of economic activities (manufacturing sector) comprising 23 industries.