How to share experiences in register based research?

Datum: 2 mar 2015
Organisatör: SND and SIMSAM-INFRA
Plats: Wallenberg konferens, Medicinaregatan 20, Göteborg

Webbsida: SIMSAM:s webbsite/workshop

Have you ever needed advice on how to prepare your data for research? Have you ever asked an experienced programmer/researcher about known errors and problems with a specific register? Or worse, did you discover the data errors after you ran your analysis and wrote your paper? Have you been delayed by the long and tedious process of first obtaining all the permissions, then getting the data from the data holder, then putting down months in preparing the data for analysis? How do you check that the right data has been delivered? How do you clean for erroneous values in variables? How do you merge data to construct a dataset for analysis? Are “employed” and/or “date of diagnosis” defined differently in different registers? Is the coding of “sex” the same in different registers? How do you construct new variables adapted to special types of research problems?

The workshop is open to researchers within and outside SIMSAM who are using Swedish registers. It is free of charge, limited number of participants.

12.30-17.00 (incl lunch and coffee)

Register at the latest by February 20 by sending an email to elisabeth.strandhagen@gu.se

The workshop is organized as a pre-conference to open national SIMSAM meeting “Social Stratification and Health” which is held on March 3 in Gothenburg and organized by the SIMSAM node GOCARTs.

European Microdata: 4th European User Conference

Datum: 5 mar 2015 till 6 mar 2015
Organisatör: German Microdata Lab, GESIS, in cooperation with Eurostat
Plats: Dorint Kongresshotel Mannheim (Friedrichsring 6), Germany

Webbsida: Official event site: Conference host webpage (GESIS)

The 4th European User Conference for EU-Microdata provides an international forum for the exchange of research based on European Union Statistics on Income & Living Conditions (SILC), European Labour Force Survey (LFS), Adult Education Survey (AES), Structure of Earnings Survey (SES), Community Innovation Survey (CIS), European Health Interview Survey (EHIS), and Household Budget Survey (HBS) data.

An important aim of the conference is to bring together people not only to encourage the discussion within the research community on both substantive and methodological issues, but also to offer researchers the opportunity to give feedback to Eurostat. The conference offers the possibility to discuss needs and wants of the research community with Eurostat. Researchers of all disciplines who are interested either in EU-LFS, EU-SILC or other European microdata disseminated by Eurostat are encouraged to participate.

Conference sessions will focus on effects of social policies, migration, household and family, education, labour market issues, income as well as on methodological topics. Moreover research regarding the measurement of material deprivation will be presented as well as work towards longitudinal analyses based on LFS. Furthermore there will be a live-demonstration of MISSY, an online information system for European microdata.
The final programme can be downloaded here.

The presentation slides will be available after the conference on the conference website managed by the host organization GESIS.

For any further questions please contact the local organizers Christof Wolf and Heike Wirth (firstname.lastname@gesis.org).

Diskussionforum: forskningsdata

Datum: 8 apr 2015
Organisatör: SND
Plats: Göteborg

Webbsida: SND:s diskussionforum: forskningsdata, mer information och anmälan

På diskussionsforumet 12 november 2014 lyftes många intressanta och viktiga frågor som gäller hantering, långtidslagring och tillgängliggörande av forskningsdata. Det bestämdes att ett nytt diskussionsforum vore en god idé och att början på april var en bra tid. SND bjuder nu in till möte den 8 april kl. 10:00 – 16:00 i Göteborg, där bland annat Riksarkivet kommer att medverka.
SND kommer att skapa ett webbforum där vi kan dela resurser och diskutera lösningar på de frågor som finns inför mötet. Vi kommer också att sätta upp en testmiljö där intresserade kan ladda upp, dela och administrera data och metadata. Mer information om detta kommer.

Mötesplats Open Access

Datum: 14 apr 2015 till 15 apr 2015
Organisatör: Malmö Högskola
Plats: Orkanen, Malmö högskola

Webbsida: MOA 2015

På Mötesplats Open Access 2015 öppnas det upp för samtal om olika publiceringsformer för tillgängliggörande av forskningsresultat. Man utgår från open access av vetenskapliga artiklar och fördjupning i hantering av data, OA-utgivning av monografier och även nya publiceringsformer. Vad betyder open access inom olika ämnen och hur skapar man bäst förutsättningar för open access grundade i forskarnas arbete?

Open access handlar dessutom inte enbart om kommunikation mellan forskare utan minst lika mycket om kommunikation med det omgivande samhället. Forskningsresultat sprids i nya kanaler och till nya målgrupper. Hur kan forskningsbibliotekens roller och funktioner utvecklas i dessa sammanhang?

Tema för Mötesplats Open Access 2015 är

  • Forskarstöd - relationen forskare-bibliotek i publiceringsprocessen
  • Spridning till andra grupper i samhället - allmänhetens förståelse av vetenskap, samverkan etc.
  • Genomslag - sociala medier, altmetrics, etc.
  • Open access till data, monografier och nya publiceringsformer

Från SND deltar Sofia Arvidsson och Caspar Jordan med presentationen "Datahantering genom hela forskningsprocessen".

International Conference on Research in Education and Science (ICRES)

Datum: 23 apr 2015 till 26 apr 2015
Organisatör: ICRES
Plats: Antalya /Turkey


The International Conference on Research in Education and Science (ICRES) will take place on April 23 - 26, 2015, at Queen Elizabeth Elite Suite Hotel in Antalya, Turkey. The conference will be organized in partnership with the International Journal of Research in Education and Science (IJRES).

The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars, students, and administrators from different countries, and to discuss theoretical and practical issues in all fields of education and science.

Your prospective, valuable contributions on this field will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee and the ones approved to be presented will also be published in the Proceedings.

We will be pleased to generate an atmosphere where you can share your expertise, experience, and resources with your colleagues.

ICRES Organizing Committee

Conference to launch the Digital Repository of Ireland

Datum: 25 jun 2015 till 26 jun 2015
Organisatör: Digital Repository of Ireland
Plats: Dublin, Ireland

Webbsida: Call for Papers: DPASSH 2015

Call for Papers: DPASSH 2015
The 1st Annual conference on
Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
“Shaping our Legacy: Safeguarding the Social and Cultural Record”
hosted by the Digital Repository of Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
25-26th June 2015
On the last day of June of 1922, the western block of Dublin’s Four Courts exploded, engulfing the Irish Public Record Office in flames. As smoke billowed from the eighteenth-century construction and the fire brigade struggled to bring the flames under control, debris fell onto the surrounding Dublin streets, and the Irish Times reported that a priceless library was left in ashes. The fire, caused by the outbreak of the Irish Civil War, hit at the heart of government records, destroying hundreds of years of Irish history that had been housed centrally since the 18th century. A few days after the fire, the Provisional Government issued a notice asking citizens to return to public custody any and all of the burned fragments of the public record that had “blown to other districts.”
In the current digital age, our social and cultural record is also at risk, but its degradation occurs over time. Instead of burning rapidly, digital records are threatened by a slow-burning fire that can go undetected as a result of insufficient data management practices. Additionally, the preservation of our digital social and cultural heritage is subject to domain- and community-specific requirements. These issues demand that we reflect critically on the purpose of digital preservation, and ask fundamental questions about how requirements should shape our practices. Similar to the public appeal in 1922, we are looking for public, academic and industry engagement on the issue of digital preservation, to help identify the fragments that have been, or are in danger of being lost, as well as to build the digital preservation strategies that will shape and safeguard our public record.
To address the complexities of long-term digital preservation in the social and cultural realms, we are hosting the first Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DPASSH 2015) conference, titled “Shaping our Legacy: Safeguarding our Social and Cultural Record.” The conference will take place on June 25-26, 2015 at Croke Park, in Dublin, Ireland, and will include international keynote speakers, networking, expert panels, peer-reviewed papers, and posters.
Submissions are invited from all sectors and perspectives (academics, researchers, students, industry, cultural heritage institutions, preservation infrastructures, etc.) for a variety of presentation formats that critically reflect on all areas relating to digital preservation in the humanities and social sciences, arts, and cultural heritage sectors.
Conference themes include but are not limited to:
• Cultural Responsibility & Preservation: critical reflections on preservation, challenges in choosing what to preserve, digital curation, digital stewardship, archiving processes.
• People & Preservation: stakeholder engagement, community approaches, partnership building, education & training, knowledge transfer.
• Policy & Preservation: advocacy, national approaches, sustainability, open access, open data.
• Sharing & Preservation: content curation, contextual information and metadata, aesthetics of preservation, sharing of research data, user tools, crowdsourcing.
• Technology & Preservation: Technical challenges posed by datasets in arts/humanities/social sciences, digitisation vs. the born digital record, preservation infrastructures, software and tools.
• Trust & Preservation: TDRs, provenance, authenticity, certification, security, data protection, copyright, licensing.
Important Details:
- Submission Deadline: 26th January 2015
- Notification of outcome: 30th March 2015
- Full papers due: 25th May 2015
- All abstracts will be peer reviewed, and accepted papers will be published as conference proceedings.
- All submissions must be made through the conference website: dpassh.dri.ie
- Abstract Length: Long papers: 400-500 words; Short papers: 200-300 words; Posters: 50-100 words
- Final Paper Word Length: Long papers: 3000-5000; Short papers: 1500-2000
- Questions: Dr. Natalie Harrower, Chair of the Programme Committee: n.harrower@ria.ie

The Royal Irish Academy is subject to the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 & 2003 and is compliant with the provisions of the Data Protection Acts 1988 & 2003. For further information see our website www.ria.ie


The 1st Annual conference on Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Datum: 25 jun 2015 till 26 jun 2015
Organisatör: Digital Repository of Ireland
Plats: Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin, Ireland

Webbsida: DPASSH 2015

The Digital Preservation for Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DPASSH) conference is a response to the ever increasing problem of digital preservation within the arts and social science subject domain. It seeks to address the complexities of long-term digital preservation in the social and cultural realms and provide a platform for early career researchers, academics, scholars, cultural heritage and research institutions as well as libraries, archives and industry to engage and discuss the problem domain and exchange ideas on the solution.

DPASSH 2015, “Shaping our Legacy: Safeguarding the Social and Cultural Record”, is now open and submissions are invited from all sectors and perspectives (academics, researchers, students, industry, cultural heritage institutions, preservation infrastructures, etc.) for a variety of presentation formats (long or short paper and poster presentations) that critically reflect on all areas relating to digital preservation in the humanities and social sciences, arts, and cultural heritage sectors.

Please see the Call for Papers for more details.


Registration will open in 2015. Fees for the conference cover attendance for two days including lunch, tea and coffee breaks, and a reception.

Full delegate rate: €100
Student rate: €70

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