One of the goals of the Data without Boundaries (DwB)
project is to promote cooperation, and foster relationships, between National Statistical Institutes, social science researchers, and data archives, in European countries.
As part of this effort, DwB organises its first regional workshop on “Microdata Access in European Countries: Cooperation between National Statistical Institutes and Social Data Archives", to be hosted by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (SORS), Ljubljana, Slovenia on Wednesday, 24th and Thursday, 25th April 2013.
Focusing on 15 countries, a list of which is provided below, this workshop aims to bring together representatives of National Statistical Institutes, social science data archives and the wider research community to discuss current arrangements and conditions for researchers’ access to data, activities and initiatives of existing data archives, best practices, and potential opportunities for enhanced cooperation that may benefit all stakeholders. In particular, it will be the opportunity to promote closer cooperation and a better sharing-out of the administrative and financial burden (for e.g. metadata production, anonymisation, accreditation, dissemination and providing support to researchers in general), which is increasingly higher.
Attending delegates are from National Statistical Institutes, data archives and research and higher education institutions of several Eastern European countries.
A draft version of the programme is now available [here]