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» Tampere University Library publishes Guide on Research Data Management
» EU wants open access to research publications by 2020
» CESSDA SaW website launched
» Margaret Levenstein to head ICPSR

Tampere University Library publishes its Guide on Research Data Management

Tampere University Library has published a guide in English for managing research data. The guide, titled Research Data, provides instructions for planning, processing, and sharing data. The guide contains, among others, information on data management plans, storing of data, and data reuse and archiving.

More information:
» Tampere University Library: Research Data
» FSD's Data Management Guidelines (available in Finnish and English)

EU wants open access to research publications by 2020

The Competitiveness Council of the EU concluded in its meeting on 27 May that all scientific publications on the results of European publicly-funded research must be freely accessible as of 2020. In addition, data should be used optimally in research. Research data must be made accessible, unless there is a well-founded reason not to do so.

According to State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science Sander Dekker, "the time for talking about open access is now past. With these agreements, we are going to achieve it in practice."

More information:
» EU press release on the meeting of the Competitiveness Council

CESSDA SaW website launched

CESSDA SaW Project, which aims at strengthening and widening the European research infrastructure CESSDA, has launched its website. The site has information on webinars, events and news about the project.

The project, which is funded from the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, continues until August 2017. The FSD is involved in a work package whose key objective is to exchange knowledge between different archives and which focuses on the challenges, models, certification and costs of digital long-term preservation.

More information:
» CESSDA SaW website

Margaret Levenstein to head ICPSR

Margaret Levenstein has been appointed the director of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research. She began her five-year term in July.

Levenstein is the first female director of ICPSR. She has previously worked, among others, as the director of Michigan Census Research Data Center.

ICPSR is the largest social science data archive in the world. The FSD is a member of ICPSR whose thousands of datasets are free to use for Finnish researchers and students. ICPSR annually organises popular summer courses.

More information:
» Margaret Levenstein named director of ISR Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
» ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

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