A Brief Guide for the Creation of Author-specific Citation Metrics and Publication Data Using the Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Scopus Database by Frank Mueller-Langer, Michael Gerstenberger, Julian Hackinger and Benjamin Heisig.
Press release of the European Commission regarding Open Research Data in Horizon 2020
Julia Lane and Victoria Stodden, magazine.amstat.org
During its autumn session, the German Data Forum has accredited the German Youth Institute (DJI) as an official research data center. Now, there is a total of 26 data centers that carry the quality seal of accreditation by the German Data Forum.
Sven Vlaeminck und Gert G. Wagner review the results of an evaluation survey among scientific infrastructure service providers. The aim was to find out which services they offered for the management of publication-related research data.
German Data Forum managing director Denis Huschka and chairman Gert G. Wagner have also contributed to the two-year process of creating the "UK Strategy for Data Resources for Social and Economic Research".
"Optimal Pricing and Quality of Academic Journals and the Ambiguous Welfare Effects of Forced Open Access: A Two-sided Model" by Frank Mueller-Langer and Richard Watt.
This paper by Thomas Krichel and Christian Zimmermann describes how the field of economics has organized itself with respect to author identification.
The Paper "Replicability and Comprehensibility of Social Research and its Technical Implementation" by Stefan Friedhoff, Christian Meier zu Verl, Christian Pietsch,Christian Meyer, Johanna Vompras, and Stefan Liebig touches on questions of data management and data documentation in the social sciences and their technical implementation.
In future, the newly expanded FDZ-DZA will provide access to an additional survey - the data of the German Survey on Volunteering (FWS). The three previous survey waves will be processed, documented and opened up for secondary use.
In Working Paper #218, Benedikt Fecher and Sascha Friesike examine the umbrelle term "open science" and identify five distinct schools of thought that shape the discource around it. An overview.
The German Data Forum has followed the work of the German Bundestag's study commission "Growth, Prosperity, Quality of Life" (Wachstum, Wohlstand, Lebensqualität) since its appointment. Our most recent Working Paper #217 "Measuring Well-Being: W3 Indicators to Complement GDP" by Marco Giesselmann, Richard Hilmer, Nico A. Siegel and Gert G. Wagner examines the results of the commission's work (the so-called W3 indicators) and evaluates the results of a representative survey by TNS Infratest and the German Institute for Economic Research Berlin on that subject.
Managing Director Denis Huschka elaborates on why and how researchers should share their data and what the challenges are that lie ahead.
Knowledge Exchange releases landscape report on where metrics can play a role in making research data available.
Support for transnational access to official microdata - call for research proposals under the FP7 EU project “Data without Boundaries” (DwB)
Patrick Andreoli-Versbach and Frank Mueller-Langer examined whether and how economists share their data. The conclusion is that, in fact, open access to data is widely deemed beneficial, but nobody is actually doing ot.
Standards and Field-Specific Solutions
Reinhard Altenhöner and Claudia Oellers (ed.)
This book is currently only available in German.