GIGA Information Centre Workshops 2018

The GIGA Information Centre and a cooperating Partner offer four 1-hour workshops. Please find some more information below. Please note that the number of participants is limited.

  1. Satisfy your grant requirements – Learn how to write a data management plan! (Birte Pfeiffer, 16/10/2018, 10-11 am)

Funders like the German Research Foundation and EU Horizon 2020 require you to add a data management paragraph or a complete data management plan in a funding proposal. This interactive workshop aims at providing you with guidelines that help you fulfil these requirements in order to submit successive project proposals. The workshop will help you answering some of the questions that are commonly addressed in a data management plan: What kind of data will you be collecting? Where will you store your data? With whom and how will you share your data? How will others be able to understand the data? How will you preserve your data for the long term?

You will be more likely to receive future funding when you know how to write and follow through a well-structured data management plan.

[register (open until 8/10/2018)]

  1. Don’t you fear the scary Excel stories when compiling your research data? – What are your software requirements for data entry? (Birte Pfeiffer, 13/11/2018, 10-11 am)

Excel has a well-documented history of silently corrupting data in unexpected ways. Moreover, a couple of functions needed for effective entering, managing and analysing research data is missing. This interactive workshop aims at assessing and discussing your needs regarding software tools for the collection of research data. The identified needs will be systematized and will be incorporated in a funding proposal.

The identified needs regarding data entry software will be considered in a project proposal of the GIGA Information Centre and cooperating partners in order to develop a data collection tool for GIGA researchers and the social sciences community.

[register (open until 30/10/2018)]

  1. Quantitative Data Sharing with SowiDataNet (Birte Pfeiffer, 27/11/2018, 10-11 am)

In this workshop GIGA’s new repository SowiDataNet provided by GESIS for sharing quantitative research data will be introduced. SowiDataNet is a research data repository for the social sciences and economics that enables researchers to easily and securely document, publish and share (quantitative) primary and secondary data. Submitted research data will be curated by GIGA’s Research Data Service to ensure high formal quality of your published research data.

Participants will have a basic understanding of the required workflows if they want to share their quantitative data in SowiDataNet.

[register (open until 13/11/2018)]

  1. Flexible Strategien für eine forschungsfreundliche Archivierung und Nachnutzung von qualitativen Daten (Susanne Kretzer, Qualiservice Bremen, 11.12.2018, 10-11 Uhr)

[Registrierung (offen bis 27.11.2018)]