Knowledge Exchange: New Report on Research Software Sustainability published

Posted: March 3rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: found on the net, Report, Workshop | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Knowledge Exchange: New Report on Research Software Sustainability published

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Knowledge Exchange, a consortium of five national organisations within Europe tasked with developing infrastructure and services to enable the use
of digital technologies to improve higher education and research, has just a released another report on research software sustainability. The report is motivated by the importance of research software for the whole scientific process in every research discipline. The report argues:

“Without software, modern research would not be possible. Understandably, people tend to marvel at results rather than the tools used in their discovery, which means the fundamental role of software in research has been largely overlooked. But whether it is widely recognised or not, research is inexorably connected to the software that is used to generate results, and if we continue to overlook software we put at risk the reliability and reproducibility of the research itself.”

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How scientific infrastructure providers currently support RDM in the social sciences

Posted: December 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Conference, Workshop | Tags: , | Comments Off on How scientific infrastructure providers currently support RDM in the social sciences

350_janneke_staaks_flickr-RDM_snap_bearbThough some months have passed, again I would like to draw our reader’s attention on a workshop that took already place in June in London. Organised by nereus, the European network of leading social science libraries, the workshop “Open Data, Restricted Data and the Library Role – Practical Cases in Economics and Social Sciences” featured presentations from several notable institutions who discussed their experiences of establishing research data management and RDM services. These presentations highlighted the various demands researchers face in this area and also the role(s) especially libraries can play in the administration or management of open and restricted research data.

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EDaWaX: First funding period terminates with evaluation workshop

Posted: November 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: EDaWaX, Workshop | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

250_eval_wsA week ago our project held its final evaluation workshop. We presented the main results of some of our work packages and also introduced a beta version of our pilot application for the management of publication-related research data in journals.

In preparation of the workshop we invited more than 30 editors of scholarly journals and almost a dozen scientists from 15 journals accepted our invitation. Read the rest of this entry »


Open Economics Working Group: Many activities in the last weeks

Posted: July 29th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: found on the net, Workshop | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

openeco250_own2Despite rising temperatures and beginning summer holidays all across Europe, the Open Economics Working Group of the Open Knowledge Foundation was very active within the last weeks. I would like to single out a few of these activities:


New Knowledge Exchange Publication: “The Value of Research Data”

Posted: April 16th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Report, Workshop | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

KE-brosch_300Last week I’ve been in Berlin and took part in the workshop “Making Data Count: Research data availability and research assessment” hosted by Knowledge Exchange (KE), a 2005 established cooperation between five research funders.

The aim of the workshop was to bring experts and stakeholders from research institutions, universities, scholarly societies and funding agencies together in order to review, discuss and build on possibilities to implement the culture of sharing and to integrate publication of data into research assessment procedures. Read the rest of this entry »


EDaWaX presents its work in Washington D.C. and Cambridge in December

Posted: November 29th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Conference, EDaWaX, Workshop | Tags: | Comments Off on EDaWaX presents its work in Washington D.C. and Cambridge in December

The end of the year is coming nearer – for our project it will be an interesting year-end closing, because we’ll be on site at two very interesting meetings:

First at December 11 – 12, we’ll be in Washington D.C., USA, where we’re presenting some results of our research project in a session of the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Fall 2012 Membership Meeting.

A few days later we’ll present our project at the First Open Economics International Workshop in Cambridge, UK, hosted by the Open Economics Working Group.

# Update: 2012-12-10: Bad news: Because of heavy snowfalls in Germany may flights were canceled. Unfortunately this also applied to our flight to Washington DC – so we’ll not be able to attend the CNI Membership Meeting.

Photo: Gianfranco Chicco | flickr.com

 


Announcement: Workshop “Metadata and Persistent Identifiers for Social and Economic Data”

Posted: February 22nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Workshop | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Announcement: Workshop “Metadata and Persistent Identifiers for Social and Economic Data”

The German Data Forum (RatSWD), the GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, nestor – the German Competence network for digital preservation, the International Data Service Center of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IDSC) and the Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW) will be hosting a joint workshop on the subject of

„Metadata and Persistent Identifiers for Social and Economic Data“

which will take place on 7th and 8th May 2012 in Berlin and to which you are cordially invited.

Attendance is free, registration is requested.
For registration and more information, please visit:  http://www.ratswd.de/pid_2012

The full program ist attached below. Additional information may be found on our download page and here.

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