pdf Open access in the research of the European Union: Mojca Kotar, University of Ljubljana

The author introduced the development of open access in the research field of the European Union. Horizon 2020 brought us guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data. At the same time EU member states were asked to define clear policies for the dissemination of and open access to scientific publications resulting from publicly funded research. The state of art in the field of open access in Slovenia was presented, as well as the OpenAIRE portal - the location where data produced in the framework of European projects or as a result of national public funding of research, are collected.

pdf Policies of access to research data in Slovenia: Janez Štebe, Social Science Data Archives

The introductory part is about the Social Science Data Archives, followed by the presentation of the grounds and the needs for designing policies for access to research data. Then the difference between the traditional and the modern way of understanding research data is shown. The author ends with a presentation of drafts for developing open access policies in Slovenia.

pdf Introduction to RDM from the international perspective: Angus Whyte, Digital Curation Centre

The first part was about a quick introduction of the British Digital Curation Centre. The central part was dedicated to research data management and its different perspectives. Such as how to define a research problem, which policies to follow, which data have to be openly accessible. It was followed by a chapter about data infrastructure: on the international, national and institutional levels (the example of the United Kingdom). The last part was about presenting researchers’ roles: care for research data management planning throughout the whole research lifecycle, proper personal data management, making selection – what to keep and where to store it.

pdf Data management planning: Martin Donnelly, Digital Curation Centre

The concept of data management planning was presented – general information and benefits of a planned approach. It was followed by a review of policies which determine data management in different countries. Part of the presentation was dedicated to the requirements of Horizon 2020 EU framework programme, followed by an introduction to the “DMPonline” tool and different possible ways of use. At the end of the lecture, the author presents references and guides which could be used for research data management planning.

pdf Hands on: tryout of the DMP tool and familiarization with the instructions: Sonja Bezjak and Irena Vipavc Brvar, Social Science Data Archives

The first part is about introducing the following concepts: »Research data management planning« and »Data lifecycle«. It is followed by a more detailed presentation of Open Research Data Pilot programme, which is being introduced by the Horizon 2020. The procedure of data deposition to the Social Science Data Archives and their requirements data were also presented, as well as the specifics of the Slovenian research environment. The second part was about presenting the »DMP editor« which could provide help with preparing a research data management plan for the purposes of an application for a project.

pdf Managing and sharing research data: consent, confidentiality and disclosure: consent, confidentiality and disclosure: Veerle Van den Eynden, UK Data Service

When individuals are a subject of research it is important to be familiar with legal and ethical obligations related to personal information. Special attention should be paid to the consent for participation in a study, obtained from study participants. The anonymization procedure and different access regimes, which should be determined when data are offered in open access, were also presented.

pdf Hands on: designing the »Consent form«: Irena Vipavc Brvar, Social Science Data Archives

The session is about »informed consent« which requires providing adequate information to the studied population and their consent to participate in the research. It is important to plan the consent in advance having in mind who will have access to and use data throughout and after the end of the research. “Personal data” are presented as a special category. The participants also get acquainted with other documentation which is important for long term preservation and access to research data.