Klaus F. Zimmermann: Evidence-Based Scientific Policy Advice
In our Working Paper #240 Bruder et al propose to establish a National Online Laboratory as a new research infrastructure for psychologists. The laboratory should encompass a pool of potential respondents, software for conducting experiments, educational material, and a data archive. In Working Paper #241 they present the results of a survey that highlight the demand in the scientific community.
Sowing the seed: Incentives and Motivations for Sharing Research Data, a researcher´s perspective
New Register Data from the German Public Employment Service on Counseling and Monitoring the Unemployed
Barbara Hofmann, Markus Köhler
An Overview on the Linked Employer-Employee Data of the Institute for Employment Research (IAB)
Jörg Heining, Wolfram Klosterhuber, Stefan Seth
Papers in Nature journals should make computer code accessible where possible.
During its 11th session on 10 October 2014 in Berlin, the Standing Committee Research Data Infrastructure (FDI) of the German Data Forum has unanimously elected Heike Habla (Research Data Centre of the Federal Statistical Office) and Prof. Dr. Stefan Liebig (Data Service Center for Business and Organizational Data) as chairs for the next three years. The German Data Forum wants to thank former chairmen Dr. Nikos Askitas (Institute for the Study of Labor) and Prof. Dr. Stefan Liebig for their dedication and important work in the standing committee in the years between 2011 – 2014.
The research project "Science 2.0" of the Leibniz Association is conducting an online survey on the re-use of research data ("Data Sharing").
Open letter written by Science Europe - Signed by several European Funding Organisations
Report on the RDA Europe Science Workshop in Munich
Book release on future developments in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Regina T. Riphahn, Ph.D. has been elected as the new chair of the German Data Forum and Stefan Bender as its vice chair. More information can be found in the German press release.
Frank Mueller-Langer and Patrick Andreoli-Versbach: Open Access to Research Data: Strategic Delay and the Ambiguous Welfare Effects of Mandatory Data Disclosure
Based on last November's conference, the book Facing the Future: European Research Infrastructures for the Humanities and Social Sciences is now available as an eBook (Open Access).
The office of the German Data Forum has moved to new premises on Schiffbauerdamm 19 in Berlin. More information can be found in the German press release.
Unlocking further potential in the National Cohort study (NaKo) through comparability with the German Socio‑Economic Panel
RatSWD Working Paper #237 by Hannes Kröger, Jürgen Schupp und Johann Behrens
RatSWD Working Paper #236 by Benedikt Fecher, Sascha Friesike und Marcel Hebing
As of January 2014, the National Educational Panel Study is carried out by the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) at the University of Bamberg—in cooperation with a nationwide network. As part of this institutionalization the FDZ-NEPS is renamed FDZ-LIfBi.
by Stefan Bender, Anja Burghardt, and David Schiller
The first part of the paper describes the (international) access to highly sensitive German administrative labour market data and how this international access is expanded within the research data centre in research data centre (RDC in RDC) approach. In the second part a broader view of international access to official microdata in the EU will be given. Starting with a brief overview of the EU-funded project "Data without Boundaries" (DwB) a possible roadmap for international access in Europe and beyond is presented.