GESIS appoints a new director for its Data Archive for the Social Sciences
Dr. Alexia Katsanidou took over the position of director of the Data Archive for the Social Sciences at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences on 1 April 2015. In her new position, Alexia will continue to represent GESIS at CESSDA governing and advisory bodies.
Read more here.
Read the GESIS press release.
Read more about Dr. Alexia Katsinadou here.
Director vacancy at the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences FORS
FORS, the Swiss service provider for CESSDA, is currently looking for a senior social scientist who is ready to meet the challenge of leading and further developing this institution in the position of director.
Click here to find out more about the position.
CESSDA - A new addition to the team
Norway is hosting CESSDA, and the main office is located in Bergen. But who are the faces behind this new infrastructure? A small team of three staff started work and moved into their office, CESSDA House in Bergen, in September 2014. In March 2015, a new staff member joined the CESSDA team. [More..]
CESSDA features on new Commission digital map to locate ESFRI infrastructures and their partner facilities
The map shows the location of the pan-European research infrastructures (RIS) that are listed in the ESFRI roadmap 2010. The location of the distributed facilities is also displayed on the map. About 400 facilities are part of these distributed pan-European RIs that have been (or are being) set up with the financial support of the European Commission.
The map also displays the European infrastructures that are established as ERIC - European Research Infrastructure Consortium. Ten ERICs have been adopted by the Commission by the end of 2014. Eight of them are part of the ESFRI roadmap.
See the online map here.
ICPSR Summer Programme 5-day workshop on Curating and Managing Research Data for Re-Use, 27-31 July 2015
This workshop is for individuals interested or actively engaged in the curation and management of research data for sharing and reuse, particularly data librarians, data archivists, and data producers and stewards with responsibilities for data management.
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Enrollment is limited to 25 participants. Registration is available through the ICPSR Summer Programme website.
For more information, contact the ICPSR Summer Programme at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (734) 763-7400.
iPRES 2015 - International Conference on Digital Preservation - Call for contributions
iPRES is the premier international conference on the preservation and long term management of digital materials. iPRES 2015 will be held on 2-6 November 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Contributions are currently being sought that present research and innovative practice in digital preservation.
The conference website is: http://ipres2015.org
iPRES is a series of conferences on digital preservation. Since 2004, iPRES conferences have been held on three continents. Read more here.
Read more about the requirements for contributions here.
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“Big Data Europe” to empower communities with data technologies
CESSDA participates in a new European project to develop a platform to facilitate big data usage.
The growing digitisation and networking process within our society has a large influence on all aspects of everyday life. Large amounts of data are being produced permanently, and when they are analysed and interlinked they have the potential to create new knowledge and intelligent solutions for both the economy and society as a whole.
BigDataEurope is being launched on 27 February 2015 in Brussels.
For more information about the event and registration: www.big-data-europe.eu/events
Read the full press release here.
Upcoming CESSDA Trainings
1) Introduction to Research Data Management for Social Scientists: 25-26 March 2015
Designed to address the needs of social science researchers, this course considers ways to maintain the security and integrity of research data for re-use and long-term preservation.
More information and registration here.
2) First steps towards digital preservation: 22-23 April 2015
The workshop is intended as an introduction to digital preservation. It presents central concepts of digital preservation and provides the participants with a common terminology to understand an (idealised) preservation and dissemination workflow.
More information and registration here.
CES2014: Research integrity - a digital curation problem?
The UK Data Archive hosted the CESSDA Expert Workshop in Colchester over 13th and 14th November 2014.
The presentations below are available online here.
- Good Data Battle in Slovenia, Sonja Bezjak
- Curating Qualitative Data, Libby Bishop
- Ensuring Research Integrity, Sharon Bolton, Kay Eastuagh
- Harnessing User Expertise, Jack Kneeshaw
- Quality, Lifecycles and Trust, Herve L'HoursP
- Technical Support for Quality, John Payne, Matthew Brumpton
- Enhancing Metadata Quality, Lucy Bell
The following paper is also available for download: Re-using qualitative data: a little evidence, on-going issues and modest reflections, Libby Bishop, University of Essex, Studia Socjologiczne 2014, 3 (2014), ISSN 0039-3371
Data without Boundaries Training course on EU Census Microdata - IECM
Data without Boundaries, in cooperation with Eurostat, organises a course on the Integrated European Union Census Microdata (IECM) in Barcelona 21 – 23 January 2015, hosted by Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. [More..]
CESSDA - Introducing the new team
In June 2013 CESSDA was established as a permanent legal entity owned and financed by the individual member states’ ministry of research or a delegated institution. Norway is hosting CESSDA, and the main office is located in Bergen. But who are the faces behind this new infrastructure? A small team of three staff started work and moved into their office, CESSDA House in Bergen, in September 2014. [More..]
CESSDA Expert Seminar, UK Data Archive, 13-14 November 2014
The UK Data Archive will be hosting the CESSDA Expert Workshop in Colchester over 13th and 14th November 2014.
The focus of the workshop will be ‘Ensuring research integrity’. [More ...]