Although "NSDnews" is mainly aimed at readers in the research sector in Norway, the publication gives a good overview of national and international projects and activities. The main topic of NSDnews 1/2016 is NORDi (Norwegian Open Research Data Infrastructure), a major NSD project aiming at rebuilding the infrastructure for research data in Norway on the basis of the Open Access principle, thus making it easier to find, use and share research data.
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In order to be able to make data accessible not only to Finnish people, but also to international researchers or students involved in research projects, the Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) provides datasets translated into English. More information about the datasets available are to be found in the blog post here.
The Czech Social Science Data Archive has received the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) certification. The archive thus joined a group of important and reliable data archives and became more attractive for data producers. The DSA certification is a condition for a CESSDA membership, it also enables archive to become a data repository for Horizon 2020 data.
The Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) is now completing the process of becoming a full European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) and is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of director. More information is available here. Closing date for receipt of applications is on 18 September 2016. Anticipated start date in office is in January 2017.
The five-day workshop is for individuals interested or actively engaged in the curation and management of research data for sharing and reuse, particularly data librarians, data archivists, and data producers and stewards with responsibilities for data management. More information is available here.
The European project SERISS offers a course for scholars interested in quantitative, cross-cultural survey. The course "Designing questionnaires for cross-cultural surveys" focuses on practice of designing questionnaires for comparative research. The course will take place in Ljublana, Slovenia between 24th and 25th October 2016. Full description of the course is available here.
The German research centre GESIS has made available the first version of dataset from ISSP 2014 Citizenship II. This version is provisional as it does not contain data from all ISSP countries. The final version will be available in July 2016. Data access, including download in SPSS or Stata format, is offered online via the GESIS Data Catalogue here.
Edition 2.2 of the ESS 6 data and documentation is now available from the ESS web site. The new release includes corrected post-stratification weights (PSPWGHT) and updated country data for Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Iceland, Israel, Italy and Poland.
The complete dataset of the Czech 2013´s International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) has been added into the catalogue Nesstar. 2013´s theme was a national identity, one of regular modules of the ISSP. Data are available under standrad conditions.
The scholarly journal Data and Research – SDA Info, published by the Czech Social Science Data Archive (CSDA), has released its latest issue. It contains two peer-reviewed articles and three short texts of an informational character. The content of the latest issue and all articles are available via the journal website.