The Slovenian Social Science Data Archives (ADP) organised a round table conference entitled “Ethics in Science with a special focus on the new EU General Data Protection Regulation”.
This week is Love Your Data 2017, a 5-day international event to help researchers take better care of their data. Each day has its own theme.
The General Assembly of CESSDA, Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives, appointed Ron Dekker as the new director at its meeting on 15 November 2016 in The Hague, the Netherlands.
The Academy of Finland has granted the Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) over €1.7 million for the period of 1 January 2017–31 December 2021 based on the proposal the archive submitted in the FIRI 2016 call for research infrastructures.
CESSDA is one of the five “ESFRI Landmarks” in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) recognised in the ESFRI Roadmap 2016 and is aiming to become an ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium) in 2017.
Last year, the use of the Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) data collection grew by 25% compared to 2015, reaching a total of 2,835 downloaded datasets by the end of the year (2015: 2,262).
A book aimed at data librarians has recently been published, The Data Librarian’s Handbook by Robin Rice and John Southall.
Helena Laaksonen has been appointed as the new director of FSD, the Finnish Social Science Data Archive.
The social sciences have been given a boost in a recent call to receive funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme which will close on 2 February 2017.
The Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences (RDJ) is a peer-reviewed journal, which is designed to comprehensively document and publish deposited datasets and to facilitate their online exploration.