Thursday 22nd October, 2015
One-day training course "Introduction to Research Data Management for Social Scientists" on improving Research Data Management (RDM) skills in relation to Open Research Data Pilot in H2020. The workshop is led by Astrid Recker and Sebastian Netscher from CESSDA ( as a face-to-face training for participants from the subject fields of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Main topics:

  • RDM in social sciences and humanities according to the requirements of Horizon 2020.
  • Drivers behind the rise of data as a topical question, benefits, obstacles and requirements around data management plans.
  • Data management plans (DMP).
  • Metadata (how to maximise the discoverability and reuse of data).
  • Legal and ethical issues.
  • Repositories (preference for institutional repositories over subject repositories).
  • Sustainable data preservation.

    Good practices of Horizon 2020 pilot:
  • Project start-up (proposal development and DMP).
  • Partners.
  • Active data management.
  • Open Access requirements for research data.

    Tuesday 27th October, 2015
    'World Café' training seminar on OA policy development in Estonia
    Seminar "On OA Policy Development in Estonia" will be held in the University of Tartu Library Conference Hall on 27 October at 11.00.
    The researchers, experts and science policy makers will give presentations and participate in the discussion. Guest speakers are renowned the specialists Mafalda Picarra , PASTEUR4OA ( Project Officer (JISC, UK) and Pablo de Castro, Open Access Project Officer for OpenAIRE "FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot" (LIBER,
    The aim of the seminar is to offer the participants an opportunity to compare the practices of different research institutions and to share the experiences, problems and solutions which could be of benefit for all; to analyse the directions of the Open Access policies; and to get feedback and suggestions and recommendations from the participants.

    The draft of recommendations for open research policies :… (in Estonian).

    Developing e-learning materials and an online training course on RDM
    In cooperation with three major Estonian universities, free online learning materials in Estonian and English will be developed together with interactive self-tests that require practical skills and techniques. The materials as a whole or as different modules can be integrated into e-courses held by the universities or information literacy e-courses held by the libraries. The aim of the course is to teach the management of the data throughout the research process and the writing of data management plans according to the requirements of Horizon 2020; to introduce principles of sustainable data preservation, as well as different general and discipline-based repositories.

  • Contact information

    Elena Sipria-Mironov


    Introduction to Research Data Management for Social Scientists
    Data Handling: Documentation, Organization and Storage
    Research Ethics and Legal Compliance: Informed Consent and Data Licensing
    Data Sharing and Long-Term Preservation


    University of Tartu Library (UTL), Tartu, Estonia

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    Language: Estonian, English


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