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December 19, 2013

RatSWD-Working Paper #228

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.

December 17, 2013

Commission launches pilot to open up publicly funded research data

Press release of the European Commission regarding Open Research Data in Horizon 2020

December 3, 2013

What? Me Worry? What to Do About Privacy, Big Data, and Statistical Research

Julia Lane and Victoria Stodden, magazine.amstat.org

November 28, 2013

Another Research Data Centre accredited

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.

October 30, 2013

RatSWD-Working Paper #226

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.

October 1, 2013

UK Strategy for Data Resources for Social and Economic Research

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".

September 18, 2013

RatSWD-Working Paper #223

"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.

August 2, 2013

RatSWD-Working Paper #222

This paper by Thomas Krichel and Christian Zimmermann describes how the field of economics has organized itself with respect to author identification.

May 27, 2013

RatSWD Working Paper #219

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.

May 23, 2013

FDZ-DEAS expanded to new FDZ-DZA

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.

May 17, 2013

RatSWD Working Paper #218

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.

May 15, 2013

Forschungsinfrastrukturen für die Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften

You can now read the brochure of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research on research infrastrucures in the liberal arts and social sciences online. It includes a comprehensive feature on the work of the German Data Forum and an interview with our chairman Gert G. Wagner. 
May 15, 2013

RatSWD Working Paper #217

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.

April 26, 2013

RatSWD Working Paper #216

Managing Director Denis Huschka elaborates on why and how researchers should share their data and what the challenges are that lie ahead.

April 15, 2013

The Value of Research Data – Metrics for datasets from a cultural and technical point of view

Knowledge Exchange releases landscape report on where metrics can play a role in making research data available.

March 7, 2013

Call for Research Proposals: “Data without Boundaries”

Support for transnational access to official microdata - call for research proposals under the FP7 EU project “Data without Boundaries” (DwB)

February 25, 2013

RatSWD-Working Paper #215

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.

January 26, 2013

Book published: Long-term Archiving of Research Data

Standards and Field-Specific Solutions
Reinhard Altenhöner and Claudia Oellers (ed.)

This book is currently only available in German.

January 16, 2013

Relaunch RatSWD Website

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