Current projects

Publication Year: 08. 04. 2017    Date of last inspection: 26. 04. 2018


RDA Node Slovenija (2019–2020)

The aim of the project is to act as a long-term central contact point between the Research Data Alliance and data practitioners, funding organizations, research agencies and other relevant stakeholders in Slovenia.

Specifically, we deal with challenges of coordinating the infrastructure development based on internationally recognised standards, e.g. CoreTrustSeal (CTS), and of developing scientific journal open data policies as one of the points in the National Action Plan that can impact the rise of a data sharing culture.

Duration: February 2019 – May 2020

Participants: ADP (leader), University of Ljubljana, CLARIN, DARIAH-SI.


Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud (2019–2022)

The project aims to provide a full-fledged cloud-based infrastructure to make data, tools and training available for scholars in the social sciences and humanities (SSH).

The main objectives of the project are:

  • to implement the requirements of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) in the social and humanities sciences by providing scalable and flexible access to research data and related services adapted to the needs of the SSH community,
  • to link existing and new infrastructures in order to promote synergies between disciplines and interdisciplinary cooperation and research,
  • to increase the reuse of services and data by promoting the idea of open science and FAIR principles in data management to increase efficiency, facilitate the creation and reuse of research data,
  • to establish an appropriate model of SSH management, taking into account the specificities of different subject areas of social sciences and humanities.

An ambitious number of 47 organisations have gathered from all over Europe to collaborate together on SSHOC, coordinated by CESSDA.

The ADP actively participates in 3 work packages (WPs):

  • WP 2: Communication and Dissemination,
  • WP 3: Lifting Tools to the Cloud,
  • WP 6: Fostering Communities and Building Expertise.

Duration January 2019 – Arpil 2022


CESSDA Widening Activities 2019

The project aims to build on recent developments within the previous projects and to ensure the continuity of CESSDA widening efforts.

Widening European coverage and development of pan-European data services is among the priorities highlighted in the CESSDA strategy. This project builds on previous widening activities. The main aims of this project are to maintain and foster a network of CESSDA Partners, ensure that existing CESSDA support services, tools and knowledge are shared among them, find out about emerging national data archiving activities, and increase CESSDA’s visibility in non-member countries. A widening workshop will be held in 2019 and a CESSDA Helpdesk will be set up.

The CESSDA Helpdesk will take the form of online information and email service which will offer personalised answers to specific questions from aspiring CESSDA service providers. It will also offer a mentorship programme between widening project partners and actively aspiring archives. The CESSDA mentoring programme will be a way to ensure that aspiring service providers stay active during 2019, move towards their goals, and are closely supported and encouraged.

Duration: January – December 2019

Participants: CSDA, FORS, TARKI, ADP, SND.


CESSDA Trust Activities 2019

This project aims to support and provide training to all CESSDA service providers in acquiring and prolonging CoreTrustSeal certification.

A key principle of CESSDA is that service providers must be trusted by each other and by their stakeholders including ministries, universities, national statistical offices, funders and, critically, data depositors and users. The Trust Working Group supports this goal through supporting service providers towards certification against the Trustworthy Digital Repository (TDR) standard selected by CESSDA, the CoreTrustSeal.

The main objectives of this project are to provide assistance and support to CoreTrustSeal certification (including consultancy workshops, reviewing tests) for all service providers as needed and to monitor progress of certification of all service providers. In addition, mappings between CoreTrustSeal and CESSDA Annex II obligations will be maintained. Monitoring, engaging with and reporting on the wider TDR ecosystem including OAIS, nestorSeal and ISO16363 developments will also be carried out. Clear interpretations of the Annex II obligations will be formulated and its obligations, guidance and compliance will be monitored for all service providers.

Duration: January – December 2019

Participants: DANS, UK Data Service, FSD, GESIS, ADP, SND.


IT4CAP – Design of information-technology solutions in support of data-based implementation of Common agricultural policy of the European Union

The objective of the IT4CAP project is to design solutions for the development, management and use of data, addressing two levels in relation to other projects in the field of data and agriculture: the dedicated exploitation of existing microdata collections and the development of information- technology solutions.

ADP participates in the preparation of the questionnaire and interviews with the database administrators at MKGP, ARSKTRP and UVHVVR. It also participates in the review of databases from a statistical and organizational point of view, providing estimates and recommendations. We also conducted an overview of international examples.

Starting point of the project is growing importance of and need for primary data in the process of European Union’s (EU) Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) implementation in the period 2021-2027 characterised by a turn from compliance towards result based policy.

Duration: November 2018 – October 2020

Participants: UL FSS, UL FRI, KGZS - ZM


TRIPLE (2019-2023)

The project will help social sciences and humanities research in Europe gain visibility, making it more efficient by enabling researchers to discover and reuse social sciences and humanities research without disciplinary and language barriers, thus increasing societal impact.

TRIPLE (Transforming Research Through Innovative Practices for Linked Interdisciplinary Exploration) will develop a full multilingual and multicultural solution for access to SSH resources based on the Isidore search engine, developed by the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS). Project will also provide innovative tools to support research with visualisation, annotation, trust building system, crowdfunding, social networks and recommender systems. TRIPLE’s platform will be integrated into EOSC marketplace and will enable interdisciplinary research projects and large-scale scientific missions.

ADP actively participates in WP 8: Communication and engagement. Consortium of 18 partners form 12 European countries is coordinated by Centre national de la recherche scientifique.

Duration: October 2019 – March 2023

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