Responsible Open Science – Workshop on the fundamentals of Research Data Management for Social Scientists

Event date:

14 June 2021

During two half days on 14 and 17 June, ODISSEI, CESSDA-ERIC and DANS will organise a workshop on research data management for starting researchers in the social sciences.

The workshop, organised by ODISSEICESSDA-ERIC and DANS, will answer questions including:

  • What are the benefits of documenting your research in a Data Management Plan?

  • How do you organise your data well?

  • How can you make your research reusable, even if you are working with sensitive data?

The workshop is designed for early career researchers in the social sciences who wish to gain a better understanding of Research Data Management (RDM), FAIR data and Open Science. We will guide you in developing your own data management plan. The workshop is organised as an interactive event, where hands-on sessions will be followed by presentations introducing the various aspects of RDM along the Research Data Life Cycle.

The workshop is based on the CESSDA Data Management Expert Guide and focuses particularly on issues of RDM relevant to social science researchers working with quantitative data. We will discuss GDPR and ethical issues in working with quantitative social science data.


Monday 14th June 10:00-12:30 CEST

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome

10:15 – 11:00 An Introduction to Data Management: Organizing, processing and storing research data – Ricarda Braukmann (DANS)

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 12:00 Data protection and GDPR – Emilie Kraaijkamp & Ellen Leenarts (DANS)

12:00 – 12:15 Q&A

12:15 – 12:30 Introduction to the homework – Francesca Morselli (DANS)

Thursday 17th June 10:00-12:30 CEST

10:00 – 10:05 Welcome

10:05 – 10:35 Working with administrative data: an ODISSEI case study – Tom Emery & Kasia Karpinska (ODISSEI)

10:35 – 10:45 Coffee break

10:45 – 11:45 Group work in breakout sessions

11:45 – 12:15 An Introduction to Data Management: Archiving and discovering data – Ricarda Braukmann (DANS)

12:15 – 12:30 Closing

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