Guidebook “Discover-Cite-Document: Research Data in the Social Sciences and Economics” published

Posted: September 18th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: EDaWaX, German, Research Data | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Guidebook “Discover-Cite-Document: Research Data in the Social Sciences and Economics” published

250_cover_FoDaBroschAfter almost eight months of intense collaborative work, we are happy to announce the release of a guidebook on research data in the social sciences and economics. The idea of writing the guidebook was born in the course of a panel session on last year’s annual meeting of the “Verein für Socialpolitik” (VfS), the largest German-speaking economists association, where Jutta Günther (Halle Institute for Economic Research), Klaus Tochtermann (ZBW), Gert G. Wagner (German Data Forum and DIW Berlin) and Stefan Winkler-Nees (German Research Foundation) discussed both the potential and the need of data sharing in applied economics.

The panellists assessed that there currently is a lack of information on data documentation and citation in academic education.

Consequently, together with our partners from DIW Berlin, GESIS and the German Data Forum, we started to gather information on these topics. One year after the initial panel discussion, the hot off the press booklet was presented at this year’s annual meeting of the Verein für Socialpolitik two weeks ago.

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EDaWaX receives two more years of funding!

Posted: June 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: EDaWaX, Projects | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

300_jes_mugley_flick_com_lemur success kidWe are very happy to announce that our research funding organisation, the German Research Foundation (DFG), has granted another two years of funding for our project.

In their final report, based on the good results of the project’s first funding phase, the reviewers concluded that EDaWaX’s planning for expanding the pilot application and for undertaking a detailed analysis of journals in business studies should be supported with “high”, respectively “highest priority.” Read the rest of this entry »


Canadian Research Data Registration Service launched

Posted: June 8th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Data Sharing | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Canadian Research Data Registration Service launched

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 »


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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