ETHMIGSURVEYDATA is headed to Brussels on 9-10 March 2020 for its next COST Action meeting and 2nd Annual Policy Dialogue Conference! This 2-day event will be hosted at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) office in Brussels.
Throughout the 2 -day event, researchers, policymakers, and others working with EMM (ethnic and migrant minority) survey data will be participating in various sessions/activities that will allow them to connect and learn from one another, as well as collectively discuss the substantive and scientific work driven and coordinated via ETHMIGSURVEYDATA. To learn more about the planned sessions/activities, check out the agenda!
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Session spotlight: SSHOC (Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud) training session – “Caring for Sharing: Data Management and FAIRness of Migration Data”
The training session will start with lessons learned from a workshop the UK Data Service (UKDS) ran in November 2019 on data sharing from migration research projects. This will shortly cover practicalities and ethical considerations as well as innovative ways to collect and disseminate migration data, as reported by researchers. The core of the session will look at how migration survey data can be prepared and processed before dissemination, how transparency, availability, accessibility and replicability of data can be improved and what resources and services offered through SSHOC could be useful in this sense. To the same end, we will use examples of data already available from the EMM Survey Registry and the UKDS catalogue. The session will end with an exercise evaluating data and metadata FAIRness.
Following the training session, there will be space and time during coffee breaks and lunch for additional activities such as a demo of QAMyData (a free easy-to-use open source tool developed by the UKDS, designed to detect and report on some of the most common problems in survey or numeric data) or creating a mock data deposit in ReShare, the UKDS self-deposit repository.
The training session and interactive activities will be led by Anca Vlad who is a data repository administrator at UKDS. She manages deposit through the UKDS self-deposit repository (ReShare), advises on data management, data deposit, and ethical considerations when archiving data, and conducts data disclosure checks on deposited data.