The main goal is to promote open data in the research community and raise awareness about sharing research data and using existing research data. The course is designed for doctoral students from the field of social sciences and humanities.

Training consists of lectures and hands-on sessions focused on good Research Data Management practices and issues related to data sharing within the current EU frameworks, which foster open science.

Topics to be covered:

  • Research Data Management
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Depositing and Using Data

    Teaching is delivered through a combination of presentations, exercises, discussions, and group work.
    Throughout the training, doctoral students will have the opportunity to work on a data management plan for their own research projects.

    This course took place at the 10th ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques, 27th July - 7th August, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

    Presentations (July 23rd – July 25th 2015)

    Introduction to Open Science by Janez Štebe, ADP

    Research Data Management (RDM) by Laurence Horton, LSE

  • Research Data Management Planning 1
  • Research Data Management Planning 2
  • Writing a RDM plan using DMP online

    Legal and Ethical Issues by Veerle Van den Eynden, UKDA:

  • Legal and ethical issues: Open access to data in research with people as participants
  • Legal and ethical issues: Consent, Anonymisation, Access regulation

    Deposition and Using of Data

  • Research Data Lifecycle: role of Data Services in a Data Lifecycle by Sonja Bezjak, ADP
  • Preparing data and documentation for digital curation by Irena Vipavc Brvar, ADP:
  • Deposit data to data centre / Repository by Sonja Bezjak, Irena Vipavc Brvar, ADP:
  • Access to social science data by Irena Vipavc Brvar, Sebastian Kočar, Janez Štebe, ADP:

    Video recordings of the first day lectures are available here:

    More information about the course and complete program:

  • Contact information

    dr. Sonja Bezjak


    Faculty of Social Sciences, Kardeljeva ploščad 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

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    Organisers: CESSDA
    Language: English


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