EDaWaX: State of affairs

Posted: October 11th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Conference, EDaWaX, Report | Tags: , | Comments Off on EDaWaX: State of affairs

250_type_flickr_eyeAs you might have noticed, currently I don’t have much time to publish new articles on the blog. The reason is that our project is currently publishing a lot of the results we achieved in the course of the last two years.

One of these publications has been published yesterday – it is a nice summary of the project’s main results, but still not all of them. The paper “Replizierbare Forschung in den Wirtschaftswissenschaften erhöhen – Eine Herausforderung für wissenschaftliche Infrastrukturdienstleister” is available online.

It has been published in LIBREAS. Library Ideas # 23. The topic of this comprehensive issue is “research data, metadata, even more data. research data management.

Unfortunately for our numerous international readers our paper is available in German only – sorry about that, but we’ll publish some other papers and reports in English in the near future.  For example we’re currently in the process of publishing an improved version of the results of our online-survey among German and European research data centres in German and English.

And what our project is doing beside typing and corrections?

Last week for example I held a presentation at the (German) Open Access Days where I talked about “research data and research data infrastructures in economics.” Parts of my presentation were about characteristics of economic research data and the legal status of these data in Germany. In addition I spoke about the status quo of data sharing in economics and especially about research data infrastructures in Germany for different types of data. To conclude I discussed infrastructure components for publication-related research data like Dataverse and –of course– our own prototype.

Well, this catchword brings me to a second topic: In November we’ll organise an implementation and evaluation workshop here in Hamburg. We invited a lot of editors, co-editors and managing editors of economics journals from Germany that are interested in the topic of reproducible research.

We are going to present und to discuss some major findings of EDaWaX with them. Besides, our pilot application (that is under constant development) will be presented. We would like the editors to evaluate this prototype. Their feedback will help us to improve the application and to add further features and functionalities in the future.

If some of you are also interest in reviewing our prototype online, feel free to write me an email. But I think we’re going to present our prototype by the end of 2013 on our blog, too.


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