New Horizons for Research on and in Central and Eastern Europe: The Role of Research Data Infrastructures

Startdatum: 15. Februar 2022
Enddatum: 16. Februar 2022
Uhrzeit: 0:00 - 0:00
Ort: virtuell

OstData Final Workshop, February 15-16, 2022

Online; for details see:

The workshop has two objectives: first, it will discuss strategies to strengthen the inclusion of research communities in Eastern, Central, and Southeast Europe in efforts to build pan-European research infrastructures for data management. Second, it will present ideas to widen the publication of research data in the humanities and social sciences, e.g. by increased recognition for academic careers.

For the future of Area Studies the digital accessibility of data is of crucial importance. A number of national and transnational initiatives are already building sustainable and accessible digital research data infrastructures, such as OstData (funded by the German Research Foundation, DFG) for East, Central, and Southeast European Studies. OstData crosses disciplinary and national boundaries, and incentivises the archiving and publication of research data along the FAIR principles.

How can such specialized projects be integrated into pan-European efforts to create electronic research infrastructures? What can we learn from digital efforts in Eastern Europe? How can we prevent a new digital West-East divide to emerge? How can we expand the interface between humanities and social sciences research and the development of research data infrastructures? What are the challenges of translation between disciplinary cultures, and between languages in the creation of electronic infrastructures?

By discussing these questions, this workshop facilitates a dialogue between projects such as OstData and national as well as pan-European initiatives, e.g. the NFDI in Germany or ESFRI and EOSC on the European level. For the achievement of the EU’s goal to strengthen the participation of New Member and Eastern Neighbourhood countries in the European Research Area, the participation of Eastern, Central, and Southeast Europe in transnational research infrastructures is of decisive significance.

Tue, 15.2. (18.00/CET):

Roundtable: A Digital Eastern Partnership? The Role of Transnational Research Infrastructures

Digital research data infrastructures are an important tool for expanding scientific cooperation beyond the borders of the EU. They are crucial for connecting the Eastern Neighbourhood countries to the European Research Area. Yet there is a notable lack of coherent strategies to achieve this goal. This roundtable will also discuss strategies to fully exploit the creativity of data scientists in Eastern Europe and to connect the different efforts.
Discussants: Ute Gunsenheimer (EOSC, Brussels), Peter Haslinger (NFDI, Germany), Ana Proykova (ESFRI)
Chair: Ulf Brunnbauer (IOS)

Workshop Program:

Tuesday, February 15

15 h (CET) Keynote: Toma Tasovac (DARIAH-EU): From technology to ideology and vice versa: the challenges of building truly European research infrastructures

Session 1 (15.30–17.00/CET): Measures to promote and strengthen the publication culture of research data

Jessie Labov (Eötvös Loránd Research Network): Online Research Collaboration: from Workaround to Best Practice

Karl Grossner & Susan Grunewald (University of Pittsburgh): World Historical Gazetteer: Research Geodata Infrastructure

Lars Wieneke (University of Luxembourg) & Rabea Rittgerodt (De Gruyter): From prototype to infrastructure. Data driven publishing and the Journal of Digital History

Chair: Gudrun Wirtz (BSB)

18 h (CET) Roundtable: A Digital Eastern Partnership? The Role of Transnational Research Infrastructures with Ute Gunsenheimer (EOSC), Peter Haslinger (NFDI), Ana Proykova (ESFRI)

Wednesday, February 16

9 h (CET) Market place (Best practice examples): OstData (Arnošt Štanzel/BSB), European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (Karel Berkhoff/NIOD), RiStat (Gijs Kessler/IISH & Andrei Markevich/NES), Atlas Fontium (Tomasz Panecki/IH PAN+UW & Bogumił Szady/IH PAN+KUL)

Session 2 (10.00–11.30/CET): Developing and Integrating a Pan-European Data Culture

Janez Štebe (CESSDA/ADP): The integration of Slovenian Social Science Data Archives (ADP) into European data space

Larissa Saar & Pattrick Piel (Max Weber Stiftung/OPERAS): Open Scholarly Communication in the Social Sciences and Humanities – the OPERAS Infrastructure

Pavel Straňák (LINDAT/CLARIAH-CZ): Building the Czech CLARIN centre LINDAT/CLARIAH-CZ. Development of a pan-European research data infrastructure from the Czech perspective

Chair: Maren Röger (GWZO)

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