New data protection rules in the EU may lead to a strengthened Nordic cooperation.
A Norwegian initiative, led by NSD - Norwegian Centre for Research Data, aims to improve the coordination of laws and regulations for personal data protection in research in the Nordic region. Norway chairs the Nordic Council in 2017, the official body for formal inter-parliamentary co-operation.
“Nordic coordination should make it easier to share data, including register data, among themselves. At the same time, we can ensure that we avoid a dilution of the conditions under which researchers are placed. All in all, this should stimulate more cross-border research”, says NSD Associate Director Vigdis Kvalheim.
New EU data protection rules will apply from 25 May 2018 and will impact how personal data may and may not be used for research.
Other headlines from NSD's latest NSDnews newsletter include: "OECD: common laws are not sufficient", "New joint Nordic register", "NORDi: new service for depositing data", "See and be seen - share your data".
Read more in the latest edition of NSDnews.
Read the previous two issues of "NSDnews" in English here.
The toolkit aims to support organisations wishing to set themselves up as new national data services in the social sciences.
A new improved search interface of the Aila Data Service offered by the Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) comes online.
Between November 2016 and February 2017, FORS, the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences, conducted an online survey of social science researchers in Switzerland to better understand researchers’ attitudes, practices, and needs specifically regarding data sharing and re-use.
The Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) celebrates the centenary of Finland's independence by publishing a new data theme page on the sixth day of each month starting from April.
The purpose of the job is the initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of internal or external CESSDA projects, reporting directly to CESSDA's Senior Project Manager and responsible to the Chief Operations Officer.
Highlights from 2016 from CESSDA's partner in Sweden SND are presented in its annual report 2016 published last week.
Use of the FSD’s flagship service, Aila Data Portal, increased by leaps and bounds in 2016.
The Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA) is delighted to announce that Student Activity and Sports Study Ireland (SASSI) data from 2014-2015 are now available in SPSS format.
This is the second in a series of news stories from across the CESSDA collaboration, which spans sixteen European countries with national data archives and services.