Publication Year: 08. 04. 2017 Date of last inspection: 08. 04. 2017
Slovenian Social Science Data Archives (ADP) was established in 1997 as an organizational unit of the Social Sciences Research Institute at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. It is a national research infrastructure for social sciences, whose main mission is to manage data and data services in order to support research, education, and general well-being.
Digital curation of high-quality research data that are openly accessible to researchers and other interested public is at the essence of the ADP activities. This way, financial savings are being made in cases of unnecessary duplication of new research data, as well as enabling the higher quality of research findings.
Within its mission, the ADP establishes itself as a national infrastructure that collects important data sources from a wide range of social sciences, interesting for analyzing the Slovenian society, deposits, preserves and promotes their further use in scientific, educational and other purposes.
The Ministry of Education, Science, and Sports of the Republic of Slovenia has appointed ADP as the national data service provider for social sciences within its membership in CESSDA. The long-term national importance of the ADP is clear also in the ongoing support of the ministry, which from the establishment of ADP onwards ensures funding. Since 2004, the funding of operations has been provided within the infrastructure program Network of research infrastructure centers at the University of Ljubljana (MRIC UL). The current program period of ADP funding is 2015 to 2020, prolonged to the end of 2021 due to the pandemic.
ADP reports about its activities to the Council of ADP and to the Slovenian Research Agency that funds the infrastructure research program of the University of Ljubljana (MRIC UL).
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Social Science Data Archives. YEAR. About ADP. Accessed: http://adp.fdv.uni-lj.si/eng/spoznaj/adp/ (DD. month year).
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