Social & Cultural Data – taking the Users’ Perspective

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Social & Cultural Data – taking the Users’ Perspective

Chaired by: Ron Dekker, CESSDA, SSHOC | Room: Panorama

The focus of the session is to discuss the perspectives of users working in the social and cultural data context to understand what are their requirements and how EOSC can support them.

Ilona von Stein, DANS-KNAW, FAIR data in trustworthy repositories
Open data and data management policies that call for the long-term storage and accessibility of data are becoming more and more commonplace in the research community. With it the need for trustworthy data repositories to store and disseminate data is growing.
This presentation focusses on the evaluation and certification of trustworthy repositories and on evaluation and certification of FAIR data. It also briefly reflects on the need of other entities (e.g. services, software) in the EOSC that might need evaluation or certification.

Bela Janky, TÁRKI Foundation, Users’ Needs
What do researchers need? Either as a data producer or as a data user. We will present and discuss researchers’ requirements based on the data services and the research that takes place at the TÁRKI Institute in Hungary.

Judit Gárdos, Centre for Social Sciences, Sensitive Data in Sociology
What do sensitive data in sociology mean? How can we tell them apart from non-sensitive ones? How can access be regulated to these data? What consequences does this regulation have for users? How can we deal with sensitive data in the age of Open Science and the FAIR principles?

Carsten Thiel, CESSDA, Organising Access to Secured Data
Providing and gaining access to secured data can be challenging – not only across language and country borders. From user identification and licensing agreements on one side to facilitating optimal re-usability, the challenges are not only technical.
We will highlight some of the immediate challenges for enabling users access to secure data.

Vasso Kalaitzi, LIBER, Introduction on Training in the SSHOC project
The data that are generated or collected at Research Infrastructures can be very complex. In Social Sciences and Humanities there are multimedia, multilingual sources, and data collections can be surveys, panels, events, or based on registries and contain thousands of variables. To use these data, a newcomer needs training – on the structure, on caveats, on previous results. Such training is part of the SSHOC project and we will give a brief introduction where and how this training can be found.

After the presentations, a panel discussion will take place around the following topics:

  • User Needs
  • Certification & Trust
  • Training
  • Sensitive Data