The current e-infrastructure for research data management in the field of social sciences in Germany has extended by an important component. Up to now, we faced a fragmented e-infrastructure for documenting, storing, hosting and curating research data in social sciences: On the one hand there are well-established research data centres e.g. for large household survey data. On the other hand appropriate research data infrastructure components for small and medium-sized research projects for instance were, with a few exceptions, almost not available yet. Read the rest of this entry »
This new index will incorporate content from data sets and data studies deposited in over 80 established, curated repositories, from around the World, multidisciplinary coverage across social sciences, physical sciences, life sciences and arts and humanities. The aim of the DCI is to facilitate the discovery, use and attribution and data studies, and link those data to peer reviewed literature.
The National Research Council’s Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI), as Canada’s national science library, has launched a research data registration service that will help the research community address a long-standing challenge to make valuable research data easier to find so they can be leveraged and exploited for other research purposes.
NRC-CISTI has established DataCite Canada to serve as a central research dataset registration service that will enable Canadian data centres to register research datasets and assign digital object identifiers (DOIs) to them. As the name suggests, DataCite Canada is a member of the DataCite Consortium. DataCite is part of the International DOI Foundation (IDF). Read the rest of this entry »
Since spring 2011 the Open Economics Workgroup is active in the UK and beyond. The workgroup is run by the Open Knowledge Foundation in association with the Centre for Intellectual and Property Law (CIPIL) at the University of Cambridge.
The members of the working group consist of leading academics and researchers, public and private sector economists, representatives from national and international public bodies and other experts from around the world.
The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) has published another in its series of How- to Guides: ‘How to Cite Datasets and Link to Publications‘ by Alex Ball and Monica Duke of the DCC. It explains how researchers can create links between their publications and the underlying data, so that each can be found from the other.
It also provides advice for repository managers and data archivists wishing to make their data holdings easier to cite.
The guide is available here.