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Research Data Availability & Research Assessment Workshop, Berlin, April 11-12, 2013

Our friends at the Knowledge Exchange are organizing a very timely workshop on research data sharing and research assessment that’s scheduled for April 11-12, 2013 in Berlin. I’ve reproduced the call for participation below.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI

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Knowledge Exchange has the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the workshop ‘Making Data Count: research data availability and research assessment’ which will take on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 April 2013 in Berlin.

Academic research practice and culture are changing, but to a large degree the system of academic recognition has not yet adapted to the practices and possibilities of digital research. This applies especially to research data, which are increasingly produced, managed, shared, published and archived, but hardly play a role in research assessment.

The aim of the workshop is to bring experts and stakeholders from research institutions, universities, scholarly societies and funding agencies together to review, discuss and build on possibilities to implement the culture of sharing and to ensure that making research data available is integrated into research assessment procedures.

In the attached draft programme you will find more background information on the workshop, the structure and practical information. After opening with the perspectives of research performing organisations and funders there will be a presentation of the ‘Landscape study on metrics for datasets from a cultural and technical point of view’ and a panel session with researchers sharing their perspectives. Th is will be followed by discussions in the following break out groups:
– Quality assurance for data publication
– Linking data to other research information
– New metrics and citation systems to measure the impact of data publication
– Codes of conduct for sharing data
– Research assessment procedures

Practical Information
The workshop is free of charge. Lunches and coffee breaks will be covered by Knowledge Exchange. Knowledge Exchange will not be able to cover the costs of your travel and accommodation. Please note that we will not book a room for you. In the attached document you will also find practical information on the venue and the NH hotel Alexanderplatz which is very close to the conference venue.

Registration
If you would like to attend please register at the webpage: http://makingdatacount.eventbrite.com/
Please note that we have a limited number of places and registrations will be handled on a first come-first served basis. Registration will close 21 March.
This is an open workshop, so please pass on this invitation to anybody who you think would be interested.

About Knowledge Exchange
Knowledge Exchange (KE) is a European co-operative effort that supports the use and development of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) infrastructure for higher education and research. CSC , DEFF, DFG, Jisc and SURF – the partners of Knowledge Exchange – share a common vision based on their national and organisational strategies. Our vision is to make a layer of scholarly and scientific content openly available on the Internet. In order to realise this goal, the partners work to support existing and new initiatives on national and international levels.

If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please do not hesitate to contact us at: office

Last updated:  Monday, February 25th, 2013