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Mon 26 Nov 2012

CESSDA Training Blog: Call for papers: ESRA 2013 Session: Research Data Management for Re-use: Bringing Researchers and Archivists closer

The 5th European Survey Research Association (ESRA) conference will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia from July 15-19, 2013. We invite you to submit a presentation to our session “Research Data Management for Re-use: Bringing Researchers and Archivists closer”. Organizers: Dr. …

Wed 21 Nov 2012

CESSDA Training Blog: EUDAT

Barcelona was the venue for the first EUDAT conference, and we were there. EUDAT for those that don’t know is attempting to bring together data infrastructure providers and practitioners to address the challenges and provide solutions to problems of interoperability, …

Tue 13 Nov 2012

CESSDA Training Blog: Trick or treat?

Maybe Halloween wasn’t a good day to present our Training Center to our colleagues here at GESIS, but thankfully there were no horror stories (although we are always interested in gory data management tales). The aim was twofold. First, we needed to …

Wed 7 Nov 2012

CESSDA Training Blog: This blog was brought to you by the letter “C”

We recently returned from a week in the lovely city of Bilbao. As great as the food, weather, and spectacular Guggenheim inspired cityscape was, we were there for a reason: promoting research data management. Our kind and generous hosts were …

Wed 17 Oct 2012

CESSDA Training Blog: New poster: The Archive and Data Management Training Center

We have a busy couple of months coming up, involving representing ourselves at events around Europe. With this in mind, we felt it was time to get our colouring pens out and come up with a new poster to introduce …

Tue 2 Oct 2012

CESSDA Training Blog: Openness, Transparency, and Information in Context – Open Access Tage 2012

Last week, I spent two late summer days in Vienna at Open Access Tage 2012, the yearly Open Access conference for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Hosted by the University of Vienna, the event brought together a multifarious group of researchers, …

Fri 7 Sep 2012

CESSDA Training Blog: INNET

I have spent the last day and a half in the company of linguists (mostly linguists) at the first Innovative Networking in Infrastructure for Endangered Languages (INNET) conference on “Best practices in digital language archiving of language and music data” I …

Thu 5 Jul 2012

CESSDA Training Blog: Five things to think about if you’re holding an introduction to research data management workshop.

Last week we hosted our first workshop research data management here at our home in central Cologne. Many thanks to seventeen who signed up to participate; we hope you found the event useful. Because it was our first time, the …

Mon 2 Jul 2012

CESSDA Training Blog: Archiving and Data Management Training and Information Center

Archiving and Data Management Training Center 5-minute madness presentation on the to the Nordbib Conference, Copenhagen 12 June 2012.

Mon 18 Jun 2012

CESSDA Training Blog: “Variable baskets” or Lost in the Supermarket

For the most part the worlds of research and infrastructure get along well. We have a mutual relationship of need: with no infrastructure, there is little possibility for research and with no research, no need for an infrastructure. However, I …